Founder & CEO
Justyn Howard is CEO and founder of Sprout Social, a leading provider of social media engagement, advocacy and analytics solutions for business. Justyn is driven by his conviction that open communication creates progress, a belief which is core to how Sprout does business, and is dedicated to delivering exceptional products and service to those who use Sprout and social media as a means to do and be better.
Since 2010, Justyn has grown Sprout Social to a team of more than 400 people serving more than 21,000 customers worldwide. In 2016, Sprout was named No. 2 of the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50, and in 2015, Sprout was named one of the fastest growing private companies on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500. Sprout was also named a Glassdoor Best Place to Work (Small/Mid-size) in 2017 and 2018.
Justyn is a leader in Chicago’s tech community and has been recognized as Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEO (Small/Mid-size), one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ 40 Under 40, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year (Finalist), ITA CityLights Technologist of the Year and a member of Techweek’s Tech100 (2012–2017).