Propeller Industries

Justin Vatz

Chief Financial Officer & Professional Services Practice Area Lead

Justin Vatz is an experienced financial professional, with over 12 years at large and small companies, focused on helping businesses make informed financial and business decisions. Justin has been a trusted leader at a number of e-commerce startups, including Gilt Groupe, which he joined in their 2nd year. Earlier in his career, Justin worked for Johnson & Johnson as part of their Financial Leadership Development Program. He worked for 4 operating companies within J&J where he managed the finances of budgets for billion dollar pharmaceutical portfolios and medical devices. After J&J, he joined Gilt and helped develop the financial team into a well-respected partner for management. He later spent 2 years at Gilt in Tokyo where he helped guide the business towards profitability and a more stable operation. Since Gilt he has worked at or with other small startups, assisting them in optimizing their operations and making data based decisions.

He is a proud graduate of Penn State with a degree in Finance and International Business. Outside of the office, Justin is an award-winning homebrewer, an avid cook and BBQer, a golfer, a lover of bad movies and an enduring fan of Pittsburgh sports teams.