Many recognize him and his adorable husky, Scout, from his appearances in the fifth season of Below Deck Mediterranean, but not many know the story behind the man on the screen. Justin Thornton is a twenty-eight-year-old entrepreneur, investor, and financial consultant living in New York City.
Justin’s story started in Atlanta, Georgia, his hometown. He obtained his bachelor of commerce degree in business administration and management from the University of Alabama. He then went on to obtain his MBA in business strategy from the same institution. Justin greatly values education and credits his background for the success of his business endeavors.
To make a bit of money, nineteen-year-old Justin started his first business in audiovisual design and installation. He struck gold; his business was so popular that it grew to be the premier home theater installer in his area. This led him to opportunities to undertake large-scale AV projects for hotels around the United States.
A few years later, Justin started two more businesses. One involved selling high-performance tires such as those on luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren. The other sold discontinued Siemens automation equipment, which is often used to control assembly lines. This is what drove him to form Skyline Corporation.
These experiences molded him as an entrepreneur and taught him everything he needed to know to run a business. The success of his businesses allowed him to travel the world. Traveling opened his eyes to different cultures, which not only improved his worldview but also his outlook on life.
Following grad school, Justin decided to quit business and move to New York City to start anew. Moving to NYC offered him a seemingly endless amount of opportunities. With his education and strong background in business, he started a new career in financial consulting.
Working in this fast-paced environment was an adjustment for him, luckily, he quickly found his place in the new environment.
Along the way, Justin has started other companies, from scooter sharing to financial services. He looks forward to seeing where those endeavors will take him in the coming years and hopes that they will become even more successful than his previous engagements.
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