Craig goes in depth with Justin about his journey and how he came to be a serial entrepreneur and now host of the “Driven: How Did I Get Here?” podcast.
Meet Justin Gray
What is your role?
To answer that question succinctly, I am the CEO of LeadMD, but my role is a little more difficult to define because I really do any of the shit that anyone else doesn’t want to do, or can’t do.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a journalism major for the purpose of becoming a writer.
Along the way, as you got to where you are today, what advice did you receive on how to get there?
The sound advice I got across the board was that there was a very traditional, structured path to success in some regard or another.
What was your major in college?
It was journalism for the first two years, then switched to business with a specialty in marketing.
Who or what has been the biggest influence on your career?
There’s obviously a ton of people that have been influential, but I think the biggest influence for me was becoming part of a startup when I was 26.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would honestly not go to work directly. I would say, take some time and try to experience some other things.
Take away quote: “I became disenfranchised with a normal path and started to take interesting approaches to creating my own business.”
Meet Justin Gray
Justin is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of LeadMD, the world’s largest revenue operations agency having implemented over half of the Marketo user base. Justin has made a career of launching successful companies and scaling them, with successful exits of over 200MM+ in the last decade. Justin’s latest endeavor launched in 2016 when he co-founded Six Bricks an online learning startup designed to combat employee and customer churn through experience-based education. Over the past 10 years, Justin has emerged as a strong voice for entrepreneurship, marketing and culture. As a recognized speaker, Justin has been published over 350 times in industry publications and holds his own column, Tribal Knowledge in Inc., while writing for Entrepreneur, Tech Crunch and others. Justin and his wife Jennifer met over marketing and three years later welcomed their son, Grayson, into the world in April of 2017.