|Colby College and Boston College Law School, Graduate|
As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, Joel invests in both new and existing technology businesses. Areas of special interest include: Internet and new media; financial services; consumer services and e-commerce; and travel. He is currently a board member of: ChoiceStream; FanSnap; GameLogic; ITA Software; Kayak.com (Joel and General Catalyst co-founded the company); OLX; Reveal Imaging and Roost.
Prior to co-founding General Catalyst Partners, Joel co-founded and operated numerous businesses focused on leveraging applied technology and high standards of customer care for the travel, information services, specialty retail, consumer direct marketing, and payment processing industries. These businesses include: National Leisure Group, one of the largest leisure travel technology and distribution companies in the U.S.; Retail Growth ATM Systems (sold to PNC Bank), a national ATM and interactive network provider; and Starboard Cruise Services (sold to LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Inc.), the operator of more than 300 duty-free retail stores on 100 cruise ships and owner of the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Airport duty-free stores, where Joel served as Chairman and CEO. Joel serves on several non-profit boards, including: the Crohnâ€™s and Colitis Foundation of America; Boston Childrenâ€™s Hospital Trust; and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is a past board member of Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School. He also serves as an overseer of The Boys & Girls Club of Boston, and Colby College. He is a graduate of Colby College and Boston College Law School.