Derick Mckinney

Justin Urso

Chief Strategy Officer

Justin Urso is a multi disciplined leader in the CPG/Retail and Entrepreneur space. He began his career as an economic analyst before moving to Japan to teach English. Upon his return he held high level roles in the turn arounds of Merisant Worldwide and Sweet Natural Trading Co. Most recently, he is the founder/owner of Big Box Karaoke and in 2014 started Skosay, a retail technology and marketing company that has worked with major fortune 500 companies. Justin worked in major field and corporate roles in companies like Tyson Foods, Wilson Sporting Goods, and was part of the team that restructured the Merisant company back into profitability before it was later acquired by Flavors Holdings in 2015. He holds a Bachelors Degree in International Economics and an MBA from the Sam M Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Justin’s other passions include backcountry hiking/camping, spending time outdoors with his kids and wife, and snow skiing. If he’s not doing one of these activities he’s probably reading an article or book in the field of economics

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