Justin Christian

Board Member

Justin P. Christian is the CEO and Founder of BCforward Corp., a global information technology consulting firm that provides outsourcing, system solutions, and workforce fulfillment services.

Founded in 1998, BCforward is now the largest minority-owned firm in Indiana. Before founding the company, Christian worked as a systems analyst at Eli Lilly & Co.

He is a committed civic leader and philanthropist, having served on the boards of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana, the Indiana Gaming Commission, and the Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank. He also is a past chairman of the Indianapolis 500 Festival Board of Directors.

Christian serves on the boards of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, AAA Hoosier Motor Club, DePauw University, and First Internet Bancorp, among others. He also is a member of the management committee of Business Equity for Indy.

In 2020, Ernst & Young named Christian its National Entrepreneur of the Year.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from DePauw University.