Justin Christian '95 Among Indy's 'Forty Under 40'
February 10, 2004
February 10, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. — Justin P. Christian, president of Bucher + Christian Consulting and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is one of the Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty Under 40." The list celebrates individuals under the age of 40 who are "making their mark on our city and region."
"Justin Christian doesn't worry about having a complete business plan filed in his office or putting a mission statement on the wall," begins 's profile. "The young entrepreneur believes the information-technology consultancy he co-founded in 1998 with Tony Bucher (another 40 Under 40 honoree) has succeeded because it hasn't been conventional. First and foremost, it's been flexible, changing as necessary to meet the needs of employees and clients."
The story notes, "A New Yorker, (Christian) played the trumpet and attended The Juilliard School. He never thought much about leaving the East Coast. But he never ruled anything out, either. He ultimately decided on DePauw University, and then decided to give up the trumpet and focus on a business career instead. He met Bucher when both were working on contracts for Eli Lilly and Co. They decided to form their business and saw good opportunities in Indiana."
Bucher + Christian Consulting was founded in 1998. The firm's revenue has increased from $1.25 million in 2000 to $18 million and staff has increased from 25 to 104.
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