I've explored various leadership & management techniques, refining the best approaches for teams. Like any true educator, I want to share this knowledge with you.

Growing up in a family business, I learned early the importance of leading from a human-centric perspective (or as my first-gen Italian-American father would say, “You’re nothin’ without your people.”).

For 30 years, I have explored various leadership and management techniques, developed my style of best practices, pulling from multiple industries, and established a positive reputation for building strong and successful teams. 

Like any true educator, I now share this knowledge with you by combining my practical experiences with my academic expertise (PhD in Higher Education Administration from Virginia Tech, with specializations in Non-Profit Organizational Management and Educational Research).

My focus is primarily on small and mid-sized higher education and non-profits organizations, supporting CEOs, Vice Presidents, departmental Directors and Managers, and student organizations. I understand limited resources and constraints, and can offer personalized and practical services.  

I envision joyful and productive workplaces that start with thoughtful leadership.

More About Me

Top 5 Strengths

Activator | Arranger | Maximizer | Command | Significance


I am committed to continually learning and taking action to create equitable and inclusive workplaces. I seek to use my inherent privileges to support and empower voices that are silenced or missing.


Travel inspires, challenges, and humbles me, providing deep perspective. My latest journey (2022-2023) was a 7-month, full-time world trip in which my family and I slow travelled through 15 countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia.


Whether I'm in the kitchen cooking (often with my daughter), breaking bread with others in their homes, or enjoying the cuisines of a restaurant, I love to explore all of the incredible tastes the world has to offer.

Photo of Justin Camputaro in a black polo shirt smiling with the beach in the background.

Select Publications

Understanding Collegiate Esports:
A Practitioner’s Guide to Developing Community and Competition

Community, Career, & Competition: The University of Washington and the Future of Esports Program Building


What People Are Saying

Justin has a keen sense of what it means to be a higher education leader. His ability to provide high-level leadership makes him an exceptionally competent practitioner. I highly recommend Justin Camputaro for any and all higher education positions/endeavors that require capable/competent leadership. He has a thorough understanding of business processes, strategic communications, and organizational management.

Eric Stoller - Digital + Coffee

Working with Justin on the ACUI Education Council was an outstanding experience. Justin lead our team for two years and under his direction we were able to redefine the role of the Education Council within the Association and provide greater emphasis on marketing to and training our membership in the 11 core competencies. Justin's attitude and energy was infectious and motivated our team in a fun and productive manner.

Joe Hayes, Ed.D - Assistant Dean Of Students at IUPUI

Justin is a consummate professional in every sense of the word. He has a deep understanding of how to keep students and staff engaged in community building efforts while balancing the University's big picture. I would highly recommend him in any endeavor related to University Administration, Event Planning, or Facilities Management. Justin is simply fantastic.

Ed Cabellon, ED.D - VP of Enrollment Management at Curry university

Justin was the best boss I have ever worked for. He offered me the freedom to learn and grow as a manager and was always available to offer guidance and supervision. Justin acknowledged new ideas for improvement and wasn't afraid to try new methods of doing things which oftentimes led to greater efficiency. He has a way of making each individual feel valued and important.

Danielle Bennett - Vice President, Digital Marketing Lead Analyst at Citi