Justin Tobin is founder and president of DDG, a consultancy that designs, builds and manages startups inside Fortune 500 companies to ignite innovation and sustainable growth for the greater good of the organization. DDG proudly lists a diverse set of clients from IBM to The Economist, to Citibank and The Actor’s Studio.
With over 10 years of digital innovation and marketing experience in the financial services and consumer product industries, Justin, a longtime intrepreneur and change agent, partners with individuals who have the power to mandate change within their larger organizations to embed a team inside and establish mission, protocols and measurement tools. He guides the development and growth of clients’ innovation practices to help them adopt different ways of working, a new set of processes, metrics and mindsets in order to become more entrepreneurial in their approach to growth and innovation.
Previously, Justin was Vice President of Interactive Strategy and Transformation at American Express, where he developed Amex’s first social media strategy and mobile offering. While at Amex, however, Justin grew frustrated with available external resources and saw an opportunity to fill the need in the marketplace for a creative, pragmatic partner. Justin believes life is too short to not do interesting work and work with great people, so in 2009, Justin founded DDG, a company built on great people, who are diverse but like-minded n their passion for innovation and growth, and blazing new trails for companies.
Justin Tobin is a New Yorker, born–and–raised. He lives in Greenwich Village with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he’s a Level Three certified snowboard instructor.