Justin joined Smile Train in 2014. He leads a team that collaborates with corporate partners to advance their social impact goals and drive business endeavors including cause marketing initiatives, grant making, employee engagement, workplace giving, event sponsorship and in-kind donations. In this capacity he teams with domestic and international colleagues to align Smile Train programmatic needs with corporate philanthropy to fund the vision and growth of Smile Train to support cleft lip and palate surgeries and comprehensive cleft care globally.
Prior to his corporate role Justin was a leader on the national development team working with individual donors, foundations, and community partners to raise money and awareness for Smile Train across the United States.
Earlier in his career, Justin led business development functions for award-winning marketing service organizations and creative agencies earning business from brands like SONY Electronics, Merck Consumer Care, Kraft, Aflac, Anheuser-Busch, Avery Dennison, Black & Decker, and others across multiple industry sectors. His professional sales, marketing and public relations skills have been honed over more than 25 years with early career roles in agency account service growing into business development leadership functions with organizations in Boston, Los Angeles, and Tokyo.
Justin has witnessed firsthand the lifechanging work of Smile Train partners in India and Mexico. A graduate of Boston College, Justin is based in Long Beach, CA.