Strengths: Learner | Achiever | Activator | Competition | Maximizer
Causes and organizations he supports: Compassion International, Wildlife Conservation
His personal motto: “positively influence everyone you meet.”
Unique ability: He naturally shines on any team, because of his dedication to instilling excellence and his gift of precision and accuracy. He is hard-working, meticulously detail-oriented, thoughtful and caring. He excels in supporting infrastructure, responding to needs, and maximizing productive efforts. Justin uses his unique ability at GIA by his ability to focus on each individual clients needs and to help his clients actively and strategically build wealth. Plus as GIA’s compliance manager, he uses his strengths to curate excellence within all strategies and procedures.
Growing up on a farm in Armuchee, GA, Justin learned early on the value of work ethic and a job well done. He graduated from Jacksonville State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Then, continued his education at Berry College where he received his MBA. He began working for Georgia Securities Division and worked his way up to Senior Compliance Examiner, auditing over 60 firms over the duration of his job. When Justin decided he wanted to pursue a career as a Financial Advisor and CFP® he immediately contacted GIA. GIA is so grateful to have Justin on the team! He currently lives in Marietta, and enjoys working on DIY projects in his spare time.
The best piece of advice he has ever received – “Act. Try. Adapt. Correct. – Don’t underestimate the human ability to adapt to change.”
What makes him feel most alive – “Downhill mountain biking and the adrenaline rush.”
Someone dead or alive he would love to have coffee with and why? – “My Uncle, George who passed away. He taught me country-boy life skills, how to cook, the love of outdoors, and he had a great sense or humor.” or “Ray Dalio – the most successful hedge fund manager. He looks at how one aspect of the economy affects other parts. He asses the wholistic economic picture and he inspires me.”
If he could give his younger self one piece of advice – “Don’t worry about how things will turn out. It’s going to be perfect!”
If he could know the answer to one question, what would he ask? – “How have I impacted other people’s lives?”
If Justin could share one message with the world – “Trust in God, worry less, and don’t get in debt.”
Why he likes working for GIA – “I love giving clients confidence and helping them create a plan plus I love the unique impact I have. I love the client service role of trading, compliance and research. I love the unique systems Tim has put in place. It is a fun team to work with and I love being a part of a growing company.”
Principles by Ray Dalio
Antifragile by Nassim Taleb
The Story by by Max Lucado & Randy Frazee