Justin is the founder and President of Food Genius, an award-winning technology and services company that delivers big data and insight solutions to the food industry. Food Genius serves nationally recognized restaurant chains, convenient store and grocery retailers, consumer packaged goods manufacturers and food distributors such as Dine Equity, Kraft, Unilever, Reinhart Foodservice, and Safeway. Food Genius received a 2012 Chicago Innovation “Up-and-Comer” Award and was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2013 list of 100 Brilliant Companies.
Justin’s work centers on innovative technologies, data and food. Prior to Food Genius, Justin was the Director of Project and Grant Development at the Metro Chicago Information Center and co-founder and Executive Director of MoveSmart.org. Born and raised in New Orleans, Justin holds a BA in Political Science from Loyola University of Chicago and a MA in Teaching from National Louis University.