Justin Braun is an operating partner with over 15 years of experience both as a Chief Financial Officer and as an advisor to middle-market companies. At Spotlight, Justin is involved in all aspects of portfolio companies’ finance and accounting functions, and he has worked with management teams to select and implement accounting, contract management, and customer relationship management software systems, to improve accounting systems and prepare for and undergo first-time financial audits, and to develop and monitor key performance indicators. Prior to joining Spotlight, Justin served as the CFO of Asterisk Financial, a venture-backed start-up formed to bring to market a new form of insurance. Justin started his career with Barrington Associates, an investment banking boutique specializing in sell-side merger and acquisition advisory services.

Justin enjoys sports including skiing, hiking, and backpacking. Justin spent time studying at the University of Oxford and graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with honors from Claremont McKenna College, where he earned a BA degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.