About the Company
Advanced Financial Modeling (AFM) is dedicated to providing the best financial modeling training for finance professionals in the Rocky Mountain region. AFM is currently only offering courses in Utah but intends to expand to the greater Rocky Mountain Region including Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Advanced Financial Modeling was founded in June 2008 by Justin Jory. Before joining a top investment bank in New York City, Justin graduated with a JD/MBA from Brigham Young University and was well taught in respect to corporate finance concepts. Upon arrival in New York City, Justin quickly realized that a firm understanding of finance concepts was not enough. He found he did not have comparable financial modeling skills relative to peers from Ivy League business schools. During training, Justin learned that his Ivy League peers attended advanced financial modeling courses that provided them with a significant competitive advantage. After speaking to senior members of these modeling training courses, Justin learned that no such classes were being offered in the Rocky Mountain region and that none of these groups ever intended to offer such classes to the region. It was then that Justin determined that he would set out to level the playing field for finance professionals in the Rocky Mountain region by founding Advanced Financial Modeling.
About the Founder
Justin Jory is currently the Founding Partner of Horizon View Capital, a search fund based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Before Horizon, Justin was a Principal with Mercato Partners, a growth equity fund in Utah. Prior to Mercato, Justin was a Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK), a diversified holding company with several billion in assets. While at Leucadia, Justin personally sourced and closed Leucadia’s $1.5 billion acquisition of National Beef Packing, advised on a $400 million investment in Mueller Industries, and performed due diligence on Leucadia’s $4 billion stock merger with Jefferies Group. Prior to Leucadia, Justin was the Managing Director of Scalar Partners, a leading provider of independent valuation and transaction advisory services to GPs, LPs, and private companies. Justin also previously worked in the Financial Sponsors Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) in New York City. At BAML, Justin structured several billion worth of leveraged buyout transactions for top-tier buyout funds such as Apollo, Bain, Blackstone, and Texas Pacific Group (TPG). Prior to BAML, Justin spent time as an associate at Pelion Venture Partners, a Salt Lake City based venture capital firm with several hundred million in assets under management. Before joining Pelion, Justin was a law clerk at a Salt Lake City based law firm specializing in real estate development litigation.
Justin graduated with a JD/MBA from Brigham Young University where he was a Managing Director of BYU’s student-run venture capital and private equity fund, Cougar Capital. As a Managing Director of Cougar Capital, Justin managed the fund’s co-investments with top-tier venture capital firms in early stage technology companies while also managing the successful exit of a pre-IPO investment at a 5x return. While completing his JD/MBA, Justin was also a member of the BYU Team that was an International Finalist in the highly competitive Venture Capital Investment Competition. Prior to obtaining his JD/MBA, Justin graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Philosophy with minors in Portuguese and Business Management. During his undergraduate studies, Justin also played tight end for the BYU Football Team.