Justin Palmer is a Director at Genesis Capital. Justin’s unique experience includes investment banking, executive management and commercial banking. He has established himself as a valued advisor to businesses and as an energetic leader in our community. Justin works closely with businesses to execute mergers and acquisitions, raise capital and advise on other strategic opportunities. He has successfully closed transactions in a variety of industries and served public companies as well as private, family owned businesses.
Prior to joining Genesis Capital, Justin served clients at Mazzone & Associates, a boutique investment banking firm. At the firm, he closed several opportunities that included sell-side, buy-side and recapitalization transactions for middle market companies. Justin also served as Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Automated Systems Design, Inc. (ASD), where he sourced acquisition opportunities and led the Company’s business development team.
Justin began his career with Branch Banking & Trust Corporation (BB&T) and graduated from its prestigious Leadership Development Program. He succeeded in several roles, including serving on an ad-hoc merger integration team and was quickly promoted to Vice President with the bank. As a relationship manager in commercial banking, Mr. Palmer primarily served middle market commercial and industrial companies with financing and banking services. He underwrote and originated various credit facilities to support organic growth, mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations, bond issuances and several other opportunities.
Justin’s impact in our community is felt in a number of ways. Early in his career, he founded Club Blue to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and currently serves on the organization’s Board of Directors in DeKalb County. He is a member of the American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network. He serves his alma mater as a mentor for the Honors Program in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Justin is also a former Board member of the Atlanta chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, where he most recently served as chairman of the Georgia Fast 40 Awards.
Justin and his wife are the proud parents of a daughter and active members at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.
Justin earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Georgia State University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia.