Hi. I’m Justin Ward. 😎

I’m an Ad Operations expert and consultant and I’ve been in digital media professionally for the last 15 years. I’m currently living in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood and open to clients anywhere (via remote consulting). I don’t plan on moving…it’s too nice here.

I grew up in Geneva, Illinois, a suburb far west outside of Chicago, and I attended college at Illinois State University. I graduated with a Masters in Professional Accountancy with a concentration on Management/Business Information Systems. I learned programming the same time I learned tax code. Then I created my own music blog.

Then I got hired as an Ad Ops guy at FeedBurner, a publisher services company that sold to Google a year later for reportedly close to $100 million. I got all the startup training I ever could need and probably learned more in 15 months than I had in the previous 15 years of my life.

After my contract at Google ran out post acquisition, I served in a variety of Ad Ops roles at a variety of startups in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve logged stints at Digg, BuzzLogic, Technorati Media, AllBusiness.com, ShareThis, SheKnows Media, Proper Media, and Ezoic. I’ve currently helping publishers optimize their revenue strategies for 2020 and beyond.

When I’m not working, I’ve newly into fitness and recently started skateboarding again. I’m also hooked on Ashtanga yoga.

Music tends to be my spiritual base and my connection with a higher power. It makes me laugh, cry, and everything in between. My practice involves playing music and going to concerts and festivals. Sometimes I also practice skateboarding and also yoga. How do you practice?