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Shelly Justice

CEO at CMT Agency (Subsidiary of CMT Global, Inc.)

Greater Atlanta Area
Marketing and Advertising
  1. CMT Agency ( Subsidiary of CMT Global Inc.),
  2. Salt Model & Talent ( Subsidiary of CMT Gobal Inc.),
  3. Fotorep
  1. Fortune 500 Companies,
  2. Ice Cream Business
  1. The University of Georgia

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CMT Agency ( Subsidiary of CMT Global Inc.)

CMT Agency ( Subsidiary of CMT Global Inc.)


– Present

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Shelly Justice has an entrepreneurial spirit that has propelled several companies to financial success. She's a seasoned spokesperson with 21 years of experience working for a diverse group of industries and clients. While working in Italy, Shelly created the concept for CMT. Recognizing how business and tradeshow markets were evolving, she identified the need for spokesmodels and professional talent that could quickly grasp and deliver powerful client messages.

In 2001, she launched CMT Agency with $1,000 with a will to succeed. In 2014 CMT Global Inc. was incorporated as a holding company for CMT Agency, Salt Model & Talent and fotorep. The CMT Global family of companies provide tradeshow/event staff, fashion/runway models in addition to representing top photographers, make-up artists and stylists.

Justice is currently a member of Women's Certified Business (WBENC) for CMT Agency and her dedication to clients and employees has resulted in numerous awards and recognition, including:

*Inc. 5,000's fastest-growing private companies in America.

*Enterprising Woman magazine's Woman of the Year finalist

*Catalyst magazine's Ones to Watch award

*Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award semi-finalist

*A pristine rating with the Better Business Bureau

Contributing time and money, Shelly is an active member of Atlanta's philanthropic community. She served as the Co-Chair of The Many Lives You've Touched Program, which benefits the Georgia committee member for ACC (Atlanta Charity Clays), committee member for the American Cancer Society's " Tee It up Fore Life" fundraiser. She tries to spread her time between many different charities.

Specialties: In addition to charitable work, Justice also enjoys golf, fly fishing and shooting sporting clays. She's a graduate of the University of Georgia and resides in Buckhead with her husband Michael Kohlsdorf - Operating Partner with Francisco Partners.



CMT Agency ( Subsidiary of CMT Global Inc.)
– Present (13 years)Greater Atlanta Area

CMT’s business model revolves around providing first class staffing services (spokes models, brand ambassadors, corporate presenters, product demonstrators and specialty talent) at prices much lower than organizations could staff internally. Her talent is well trained to exceed customer requirements and the great majority of her business is conducted via her website at which is a true competitive differentiation.


Salt Model & Talent ( Subsidiary of CMT Gobal Inc.)
– Present (6 months)Atlanta,GA

Salt Model & Talent is a global fashion, runway, commercial print and TV/Film agency representing the best talent in the industry.


– Present (2 months)Atlanta, Ga - Global

fotorep is a a full service global management company for photographers, stylists, hair and make-up artists. Our goal is to facilitate all advertising agency production needs. In addition to providing our core talent, fotorep also offers the following services to our clients:
• Art Directors
• Casting
• Commercial Wardrobe Stylists
• Costumers
• Fashion Stylists
• Food Stylists
• Full Production Services
• Hair and Make-up Artist Assistants
• Location Scouts
• Manicurists
• Personal Assistants
• Photo Assistants
• Private Chef
• Producers
• Product Stylists
• Prop Stylists
• Seamstresses
• Set Builders
• Tailor Services
• Talent/Models
• Videographers

Product Specialist

Fortune 500 Companies
(7 years 1 month)

I was a product specialist for many companies over the years. I opened CMT Agency after I had a full understanding of what was needed by companies on the tradeshow floor.


Ice Cream Business
(2 years)

Owned mobile ice cream business with several established routes.


National Women's Business Enterprise Certification

WBENC- GWBC, License 2005108649


  • Trade Shows
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Event Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Guerrilla Marketing
  • Brand Awareness
  • Sponsorship
  • Advertising
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Event Planning
  • Marketing Communications
  • Entertainment
  • Marketing
  • Creative Direction
  • Public Relations
  • Direct Marketing
  • Brand Development
  • Digital Media
  • Sales
  • Press Releases
  • Online Advertising
  • Account Management
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Social Networking
  • Facebook
  • Online Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Brand Management
  • Corporate Events
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Creative Strategy
  • Blogging
  • Product Marketing
  • Lead Generation
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Digital Strategy
  • Budgets
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Media Planning
  • Corporate Branding
  • New Business Development
  • Marketing Management
  • Television
  • Staffing Models
  • Sports Marketing
  • Media Relations
  • New Media
  • B2B
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Honors & Awards

* Shelly Justice named Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the year 2010 Finalist

* Shelly Justice was named number 20 in Catalyst Magazine's Top 25 Entrepreneurs & Ones to watch for 2008.

* Convention Models & Talent, Inc. was ranked 809 on the Inc. 5, 000 list of fastest-growing private companies.


Atlanta, GA (October 3, 2007) - CMT Agency a leading international model, talent and event staffing agency announces that its founder, President and CEO, Shelly Justice, has won a 'Ones To Watch Award' from Catalyst Magazine.

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