After threatening to write a book for many years, Joe finally decided it was time to take action. He is currently working on “Design Flaws”, which should be published in 2017.
Joe was raised in a small house on Belmont Avenue on the north side of Chicago. Here is a Polaroid of the house with one of his family’s cars in front — an Olds 98.
Simultaneous to pursuing his dream of becoming an author, Joe is a senior management, strategic planning, business development, and marketing executive with over 25 years of IT Industry experience. He has helped four IT consulting services firms become acquired, successfully started and turned-around failing branch offices, and managed their strategic planning, and business growth.
Joe began his career as a Chemical Engineer and Manager of the Environmental Engineering Dept. at IBM in Rochester, MN, then moved into Sales with IBM. He has served in Management, Operations, Business Development, and Consulting roles for IT consulting firm including: BORN, Connect, is.com, and Trexin.
He has served as the Board Chairperson for two not-for-profit organizations: Starbase Minnesota and Crisis Connection, and received a Minnesota Governor’s Award for Services provided to the Minnesota National Guard.
Joe holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Planning from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
During Spring time in Minnesota, Joe can be found hunting the wily Morel mushroom with his wife Melissa.
He lives in Minnesota with his wife, Melissa, two children, and dog, Marco.