Justin Aldridge is Vice President of Sales for Brand New Day, a creative agency that energizes brands and cultivates lasting relationships through impactful communications and brilliant design. With decades of experience in business development and leadership, Justin is driven by the power of creating relationships with customers that evolves beyond the business community. He is passionate about helping others realize their potential and bringing visions to life. An avid runner and canine enthusiast, Justin enjoys running marathons to support his love of food while doing his best to stay healthy. In the evenings and on weekends, he is often walking or playing with his two NewFoundland puppies, Bear and Luna.
Justin’s background primarily resides in the automotive and insurance industries with various leadership and sales capacities. As the Account Development Executive for CDK Global in the Southern United States, he has quickly and positively impacted the retail automotive community with providing dealerships with best-in-class software solutions they need to thrive. During his first two years with organization, Justin has earned the prestigious President’s Club Award for top performers with CDK. Equally important, he provides mentorship to new employees along with being selected to the voices of rep board for the organization. Prior to his role with CDK, Justin was the National Manager for Kelley Blue Book’s Auction Field Analysts as they validated the vehicle values on the website which earned back the trust and respect from the dealership communities. Furthermore, Justin annually represented the organization at industry events for the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, National Auto Auction Association, and National Independent Automobile Dealers Association. His vision and persistence created new ways to leverage Kelley Blue Book’s powerful brand resulting in countless revenue-generating streams. In addition, Justin has worked for State Farm Insurance as a corporate recruiter as well as worked in management for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in their Rental and Loss Control divisions earning chairman’s circle awards annually.
Justin graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Organizational Leadership. An enthusiastic life-long learner, Justin earned the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Purdue University along with accreditations from the University of Alabama for Life, Health, Property, and Casualty insurance for the state of Alabama. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Justin now resides near Birmingham, Alabama with his wife as they enjoy traveling, cooking, entertaining, and finding new restaurants. Additionally, Justin is a drumming hobbyist and was a DJ for Alternative Radio and Pop Music Stations in Georgia in the 1990’s.