Prior to Rogue Ventures, JT earned a BA in Political Science and Economics from Swarthmore College, a liberal arts institution that thrives on teaching its students how to think critically and process information. He graduated at the top of his class whilst earning a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Loyola Marymount University with a focus on Finance and Entrepreneurship, and his business and legal careers have held a multitude of positions within a multinational corporation and dabbled in corporate law prior.
JT founded Rogue in 2017 because he wanted to change the dynamic/narrative between investors, consultants, and their clients. The idea for Rogue, was planted in the early part of the 2000s through multiple conversations with professional acquaintances in the investment banking, consulting, and high technology industries. JT appreciated the magnitude of those industries and the expertise which they offered clients, but something felt off. It took a few years for him to realize it, but JT yearned to build a company based on mutual respect, collaboration, and ultimately relationships as a means to enhance a business’s value.
By focusing on the people, the values, and the goals of the Clients to drive strategy rather than relying solely on revenue forecasts, Rogue creates an environment for long-term sustainable success. Business doesn’t have to be cold and calculating at all times to achieve the desired results. Haskins wanted to build a company that is both personal and transactional with its clients because very simply put, we’re all human so the interactions should, at the very least, be personal.