Founder & CEO of Savage Advisory
Justin is Founder & CEO of Savage Advisory and is a serial entrepreneur and venture advisor with 10+ years of experience advising 75+ early-stage companies on strategic growth, investment and M&A opportunities.
Currently, Justin is Chief Revenue Officer of Alfred Intelligent, a data-science model that offers AI-driven personalization, rich customer profiles, a recommendation engine, an online subscription platform and Cloud ERP technology. Additionally, Justin is CRO of Trendy Butler, Alfred Intelligent first brand and proof of concept, and an AI-powered, personalized men’s subscription box driving $10M+ in revenue, generating positive cash flow and yielding <3% returns.
Moreover, Justin is Founder & CEO of Savage Advisory, a venture advisory firm focused on Seed to Series C companies with revenues from $2.5M-$150M and valuations of $10M to $1.0B+. As someone that began in equity research to then work on Wall Street at BofA Merrill, and in Los Angeles at Houlihan Lokey, a leading middle-market media & entertainment investment bank, Justin values his unique perspective shaped by both public markets and early-stage operating experience. His approach is research and data-driven, with a talent to not only identify the market opportunity, but also uncover the underlying “Why Now”.
Previously, Justin was the Director of Portfolio Management at Third Wave Digital, a leading digital media venture fund, where he was deeply involved in building a 5G-focused fund and venture studio platform model in partnership with a leading telecommunications company. Additionally, Justin was venture consultant to Dyrdek Machine, Rob Dyrdek’s venture studio, where he focused on preparing portfolio companies for the next round of growth.
Prior to his experience with venture studio models, Justin gained in-depth knowledge of the accelerator model through his role as Venture Associate at the Dodgers Accelerator with R/GA Ventures, and as CRO of a Disney & Techstars-backed, influencer-driven, mobile-video company from the Disney’s first accelerator class.
Justin received his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.