In 2020, Justin launched Zion. Zion is an open global decentralized community platform that facilitates transparent and direct flow of content and payments between creators and their audiences. Zion is built using the Bitcoin Lightning Network for creative people to pursue what they love, and share their passion with the world.
Before launching Zion Justin founded theAmplify in 2013, a platform that creates large-scale native advertising campaigns for brands on Social Media platforms. Creating one of the world's first influencer marketing agencies, with no outside investment, Justin bootstrapped theAmplify to cash flow positive & profitable within six weeks. The impressive executive team that Justin assembled allowed the company to successfully expand to become a profitable 8-figure business within 2 years. In April 2016, theAmplify was acquired by The Brandtech Group.
Justin was an internal marketing advisor to brands like Ford, LionsGate, Pepsi, Unilever, COTY and Campbell’s during his time as CEO. Crafting some of the most iconic influencer campaigns in the world.
Justin began professional speaking at a young age, giving his first talk 24. Justin has been a notable speaker at global events such as Cannes Lions, The Bitcoin Conference, CES, The CMO Club, StreamCon, Playlist Live, the AAF and has been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, Bitcoin Magazine, INC, AdWeek, AdAge, Business Insider, LA Times and The Los Angeles Business Journal.
Justin is also a best-selling writer, his book Unapologetic Freedom was #1 Best Sellers in Politics & Social Sciences. His writing focuses around on Digital Sovereignty, Bitcoin, and Censorship.
Justin received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing Management and Advertising from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he was named student of the year in both 2010 and 2011.
#1 Best Sellers in Politics & Social Sciences.
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