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.


  • Ariel 12 years ago

    Hi, Thank you for these post I’m still doing my thesis in Engineering in Geography. Am I too old (I’m 26) to study a PhD or a Master?, knowing I have to save money for that.

    • Justin 12 years ago

      Hi Ariel. No, 26 is not too old for graduate school. However, I would suggest that you try to avoid paying full tuition for a geography program. Instead, you should try to work as a teaching or research assistant so you can finish your degree debt free. If you are a strong student you should be able to find these types of opportunities. If not, you may want to gain more experience and then apply when you are in position to pay your way without taking on any debt. Best wishes! -Justin

  • Steve Gushue 12 years ago


    Really like your website and the information you tackle. I am in one of those mid-career situations that is complicated by life situations (150 mile a day commutes because of where my fiancee works). I have served as a GIS Specialist the last 4 and half years basically function as the GIS Word Processor for a local government. While I have great opportunities to provide data driven results, often I am completing the simple “print aerial map and repeat” tasks. What I am faced with now is keeping the GIS edge sharp while progressing forward, although in some cases I am my worst enemy as I lose focus on the skills I should develop – programming, spatial statistics and analysis, database management. It is probably not beneficial to be a Jack-of-all-Trades and master of none in this field, especially considering the pace of technology. Anyway I appreciate the information outlined here, its good to reflect upon.

    • Justin 12 years ago

      Thanks for the feedback, Steve! Best wishes to you on your career campaign. Hope you find a way to reduce that commute – life is too short.
      Cheers, J.

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