Justin began his career as a travel writer, primarily covering Asia for AOL. On this episode of The Grit Daily Podcast, Justin talked about founding Menguin, a digitally native men’s clothing rental business during business school. After receiving investment from well-known entrepreneurs like Mark Cuban and Scott Dorsey, Menguin sold for $25m to menswear icon and founder of Men’s Wearhouse, George Zimmer.
From 2019 to 2021, Justin was CEO of Buff City Soap, a 200+ store retailer based in Dallas, TX. Buff makes paraben-free and sulfate-free vegetable-based soap products, such as laundry soap, bath bombs, soap bars, and body butters. While CEO, Justin grew the value of Buff City Soap by 40x into a nine-figure transaction with General Atlantic and subsequently exited the business. Since then, Justin has funded and participated in a number of businesses, from an NFT project called Party Horses to purchasing an Austin-based boot company called Helm Boots.
Today, Justin is focusing on family, investing, and visiting every country in the world.