Justin leads Pacific Community Ventures’ impact investing research and consulting practice. PCV is one of the most experienced impact investment specialists having worked with many of the most prominent institutional investors and philanthropies in the impact investment industry, including the Omidyar Network and the Annie E. Casey, Ford, MacArthur, and Rockefeller Foundations. Justin is also a member of PCV’s Executive Leadership Team and a professional advisor in their Business Advising program which includes mentoring small businesses and serving as an expert panelist for entrepreneurial educational events.
Prior to joining PCV, Justin spent over 15 years with the Minneapolis-based institutional investment consultant, Jeffrey Slocum & Associates. He held multiple roles at Slocum including Director of Non-U.S. Equity Research and Senior Consultant focused on leading many of firm’s endowment and foundation client relationships. Justin was also responsible for creating and leading Slocum’s Responsible Investment Team as well as a multi-asset class, multi-manager fund designed to be a total portfolio solution for smaller endowments and foundations.
In 2008, Justin founded Couloir Global Investors, a private equity venture focused on sustainable forestry in Africa. He led the startup’s overall operations including strategy, finance, ESG policy, and marketing for 5 years and remains involved with the venture today.
Justin received a BA in economics from St. John’s University in Minnesota and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has been an active volunteer for the Jones-Harrison Residence serving on their Foundation’s Executive Board since 1999 and has been a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor for over 15 years.