Justin LaFayette is a Lead Investor at Georgian, a private equity and fintech company that he co-founded in 2008. At Georgian, Justin oversees the firm's investments in leading technology companies in the U.S. and Canada, such as IEX. Prior to founding Georgian in 2008, Justin was the Vice President of Strategy, Information Platforms and Solutions at IBM Software Group where he led the acquisition strategy for $7B of investment cases focused on analytics. He was also the Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of a big data company that was acquired by IBM in 2005. Justin is also an active board member of Canada Learning Code, a non-for-profit organization with the mission to provide 10 million Canadians access to meaningful technology education experiences by 2027.