Steve Justman – Entertainer for Public Libraries and Senior Audiences
Steven Justman has over two decades of experience creating untapped value for businesses of all shapes and sizes – from Fortune 50s to venture-backed start-ups. He holds both an MBA from Fordham University as well as a BA in marketing management from University of Richmond.
Early Life and Education
Steve Justman has long provided entertainment for public libraries and senior audiences throughout Chicagoland. An accomplished music historian, collector of songs and performer himself, his performances draw upon this repertoire to perform songs spanning traditional folk tunes to pop standards, early rockabilly classics and rockabilly hits from his repertoire.
Love Stinks and Nightmares And Other Tales From The Vinyl Jungle was an album that marked a shift away from their party-hardy boogie-band roots; nonetheless it still had moments of undeniable groove. Tracks like “Love Stinks And Nightmares And Other Tales From The Vinyl Jungle” got crowds tapping their toes and handclapping.
Steve Justman is an accomplished executive with an established history of expanding businesses and creating value. He has spearheaded business operations, revenue generation and content strategy initiatives for industry giants within Sports and Entertainment as well as venture-capital backed start-ups.
Steve Justman combines folk, country and other genres into an entertaining concert performance. He offers storytelling, humor and heart to keep audiences enthralled throughout. For years he has played for library programs, festivals and senior audiences.
Justman served as President of Entertainment, Sales & Marketing for indoorDIRECT television network deployed across major QSR brands. He holds both a master’s in business administration from Fordham University and bachelor’s degrees in sports management from University of Richmond. In addition, Justman is an Advisory Director at Investcorp – a leading global private equity firm where he advises VC-backed growth companies across Sports, Entertainment and Media industries while actively investing in early stage start-ups and venture capital funds.
Achievement and Honors
Steve is a highly sought-after Chicago area entertainer for 55 & Over communities, independent living apartments and assisted living residences as well as senior centers within communities, park districts, townships, park districts or townships. Additionally, he frequently performs at public libraries, festivals and concert series.
Worked under Herbert Solow to produce two short-lived NBC adventure series: Then Came Bronson in 1968 and Man from Atlantis in 1977 as Associate Producers respectively.
Justman contributed articles and editorial services for Marc Cushman’s reference book These Are the Voyages as well as selling off his personal collection of Star Trek items through two specialized Profiles in History auctions. Furthermore, Justman composed music for Catholic liturgy while leading pilgrimages to Holy Land pilgrimages and organizing parish missions.
Steve Justman is an in-demand folk and acoustic music performer who regularly appears at festivals, concert series and public libraries – as well as at senior living communities, park districts and township and community senior clubs.
After Wolf left in 1983, Justman took on lead vocal duties until disbanding in 1985 – they released one last album, Ladies Invited before calling it quits.
Justman went on to publish several articles for Star Trek: The Magazine that expressed a more critical outlook towards Gene Roddenberry than had been commonplace in Trekdom at that point. He criticized the decision to make another sequel without its original cast members despite still holding great respect for many members of its production staff.
He is an estimated high-net-worth individual with an estimated net worth of over $200 million, who owns and operates multiple companies as an active businessman, serves on various boards for public and private firms, and participates in charitable endeavors.
He currently serves as an Advisory Director for Investcorp and consults with management teams of emerging growth companies to assist in setting business imperatives and market entry strategies. His experience extends across Sports, Entertainment and Media industries.
Morley and Russel Justman of Commerce-based Justman Packaging as well as family members that contributed tens of thousands to campaigns of current City officials received $9.8 million from City eminent domain funds – $4.4 million more than originally offered for their building at 5918 Telegraph Rd.