Justin Holman is CEO of Aftermarket Analytics, where he leads efforts to develop cutting edge sales forecasting and inventory optimization technology for the Automotive Aftermarket. Prior to joining Aftermarket Analytics, Justin managed corporate consulting for the Strategy & Analytics division at MapInfo Corporation, leading major projects for retail clients including The Home Depot, Darden Restaurants, Bridgestone-Firestone, Sainsbury’s and New York & Company. Before that, Justin served as Vice President of Software Development at LogicTools, now part of IBM's supply chain application software group. Justin holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and an Executive Management certificate from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.


  • Scott 12 years ago

    Wow, Justin you have really made me question a few things. Good thing my kids are 6 and 4.. 🙂 I will wait to see your update on this blog in a few years..

    • justinholman 12 years ago

      Thanks for the comment, Scott! I will do my best to keep you posted as plans evolve. I think you should move back to Colorado so we can have an education strategy session over schooners and sloppers. 🙂

  • deogawanka 12 years ago

    Hi, This is my fourth attempt to login in as many days:) I really wanted to comment in this post.

    Wanted to share my experiences. I have a 14 year old daughter (sans FB acct!) who knows exactly what she wants to do and the career path that will integrate all her interests – Geography, Tech, GIS, Advocacy.- including Universities, scholarships, et al 🙂 So my husband and I seem to have taken a backseat already – with a mere supportive role, much before she leaves the nest.
    Kids today are very decisive and goal focused. I guess, Dr Holman, you’d have to make many more updates 🙂

    One note here, I have always felt a wider exposure (time and age appropriate) enables the child to equip herself with social adjustment & life coping skills – what i consider most important whether she chose to be a homemaker or a careerist.

    I come across many “uncollege” youth / those taking a gap year from U,S, visiting / volunteering in India – have also had the opportunity to mentor some – and I found they eventually become drifters. The smarter ones become honed in their grant acquisition skills funding projects that somehow make no sense to me.

    All the best, anyway!

    • justinholman 12 years ago

      Thanks, Sangeeta – great to hear this perspective.
      I think the bottom line is that every child is unique and you have to work with them to tailor a plan that makes the most sense. Sometimes that involves thinking outside the box and swimming against the tide. Sometimes it just means moving out of the way and empowering them to do their thing. It sounds like you have a wonderful daughter and must be very proud.
      I will certainly share more updates as I learn. Thanks again!

  • Spatial Career Guide – 5 Key Skills for Future GIS Software Developers | Geographical Perspectives 12 years ago

    […] (2) For general problem solving, just take a wide variety of challenging courses.  For me, that meant taking lots of statistics including Applied Regression Analysis in the Business School and grad-level Econometrics in the Econ Department.  There were outstanding classes in the Geography Department – my favorite was Advanced Geographic Data Analysis – but sometimes it’s good to explore other fields.  Take courses that interest you and will provide you with a different perspective.  Don’t worry so much about how they will look on a transcript or whether or not they fulfill a graduation requirement.  I know it’s difficult to finish in 4 years (or 2 for a Master’s) and you want to be efficient but it’s too important for you to learn cool stuff while you have access to such a nice variety of brilliant minds and the time to explore.  [If you don't have time/money, get a job and go through school at a slower pace.  In many ways, I prefer this approach.] […]

  • Derek Mosley 12 years ago

    Really good plan. Im 26, married, no kids yet, but def. has made me realize what kind of plan I need for the future. Being a good parent doesn’t start when you have kids, it begins when you don’t.

    • Justin 12 years ago

      Thanks, Derek! Wish I had started planning before the 3-ring circus arrived. Good for you and best wishes!

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