Justin is Chief Giving Officer at Yoobi. He oversees the company’s buy one, give one program, developing strategic partnerships, ensuring that donated supplies make their way to the kids that need them most, right here in the US. Within his role, Justin works closely with the Marketing, Creative, Product and Operations teams to effectively incorporate impact into the entire value chain at Yoobi. Justin also acts as a spokesman and brand ambassador of all things Give at Yoobi.
Prior to helping build Yoobi from the ground floor up, Justin pursued a career in corporate law, practicing at Paul, Hastings LLP in New York City and Hong Kong, and Akin, Gump LLP in Los Angeles where he specialized in project finance with an emphasis on the renewable energy sector.
The son of a teacher, and compelled by a strong desire to make a tangible impact serving a positive social cause, Justin began volunteering at public schools in South Central Los Angeles. Here he developed a firsthand perspective on the tough realities facing America’s classrooms and even helped organize a spoken-word poetry club before the company itself became a fully realized vision.
Born in South Africa, Justin was raised in Los Angeles, attended U.C. Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Political Economics of Industrialized Societies, with a focus on China, Following his graduation, Justin moved to Israel where he served in an elite paratrooper regiment, and later worked in the media technology space. Over the course of his career, Justin spent several years living, studying and working in China. In 2005, Justin returned to the U.S. to pursue his Juris Doctorate degree at Cardozo School of Law in New York City.