Justin Leader is the president and founding partner of BenefitsDNA,Justin Leader is the president and founding partner of BenefitsDNA, a high-end consulting agency focused on delivering superior customer service and unique solutions surrounding health and welfare benefits. His passion is solving complex problems pertaining to health insurance and risk management.

Paul Wilson: How did you get started in the benefits industry?

I studied pre-medicine in undergrad and got a Master's degree in Exercise Science with a focus on injury prevention and corporate wellness. I really wanted to get a job as a personal trainer, but it turns out that career is really cool for dating but not for paying the bills. So I ended up working in an area that we deal with every day: the pharmaceutical industry. I won Rookie of the Year for my company, but I didn't feel good about what I was doing. Looking for something more entrepreneurial, I joined Morgan Stanley, although I didn't end up feeling great about what I was doing there, either.

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the editor-in-chief of BenefitsPRO Magazine and BenefitsPRO.com. He has covered the insurance industry for more than a decade, including stints at Retirement Advisor Magazine and ProducersWeb.