Justin Bayless

Justin Bayless

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Founder & President – The Journey Venture Studio

Justin is a native Phoenician who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Morehouse College and started his career with Morgan Stanley in New York City as an investment banking division analyst. Justin’s tenure on Wall Street was short lived as he left his position in the investment banking division to join his father in the family mental health business in his hometown. Justin became driven to find solutions to complex problems in the healthcare industry particularly when it came to communities that would otherwise be left behind. Relentless in his pursuit of improving the patient experience, Bayless Integrated Healthcare paved the way incorporating the most important health care services under one roof: primary care and behavioral health. In 2018, Bayless Integrated Healthcare also became one of the first provider groups in America to be designated as an Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) accredited telehealth provider. Justin led Bayless Integrated Healthcare to be featured on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list for the fastest growing private companies in America three years in a row (2018, 2019, and 2020) before executing a strategic transaction with Magellan Health Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN), a Fortune 500 company, in December 2020. Magellan Health was subsequently acquired by Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), a Fortune 25 company, in January 2022. Justin subsequently transitioned away from the 40 year old family business in February 2022. Justin exited the family business with a nine figure valuation and growth of employees from 6 to 600 and patients served from 200 to over 50,000 annually. Justin has been featured in numerous awards and publications including but not limited to: one of the top 35 Arizona Entrepreneurs under 35 in 2013 by the Arizona Republic, 2017 Non-Physician Healthcare Hero by the Phoenix Business Journal, 2017 Spirit of Enterprise Award by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, 2019 AZ Industry Leaders by AZ Business Magazine, 2019 40 under 40 by the Phoenix Business Journal, 2019 Living History “Art of Entrepreneurship” Honor by the Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Phoenix Chapter, The Phoenix Chapter of The Links Inc., and the Gamma Mu Boule of The Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, 2021 AZ Telehealth Leader by Arizona Business Magazine, and as one of Modern Healthcare’s 2021 Top 25 Emerging Leaders. Justin recently launched Ten Figures, a culturally competent, management consulting and private equity firm supporting the development and growth in BIPOC and/or women healthcare entrepreneurs. Justin is also the Founder and President of the Journey Venture Studio, a Phoenix-based 501c3 not-for-profit entity, that creates and launches healthcare companies to be led by underrepresented founders (“Founder in Residence Program”). Justin also serves as an Advisory Board Member and Partner to the Morgan Stanley Next Level Fund as well as a Mentor to the Black Ambition program. He has also been newly appointed to the Board of Trustees at Morehouse College. In addition, he continues his passion for philanthropic work as he has recently established scholarship and entrepreneurship programs at the Boys and Girls Club of the Valley , ElevateMed, as well as Morehouse College. Justin has previously served on several boards including Delta Dental Arizona, Dignity Health Arizona, and was previously appointed by the Governor of Arizona to both the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as well as the Commission for African American Affairs. Justin lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and three daughters and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Phoenix Alumni Chapter. In his spare time, he is an avid golfer, haute horology enthusiast, and enjoys traveling the globe.
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