Before joining Location Labs, Joel led multiple teams at Microsoft Corporation, working on both established businesses and initial product launches.
Joel specialized initially on key design and usability improvements in Windows XP, after which he spearheaded a company-wide cross-product communication platform effort for Windows. Towards the end of his time at Microsoft, Joel was the Lead Program Manager for the initial launch of the Microsoft Smart Personal Object technology. Joel is an inventor of more than a dozen patents in mobile, communications, and user interface innovations.
Joel has an MBA with Distinction from Harvard University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Brown University, where he was inducted into Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, and founded AEPi.
Joel lives in San Francisco with his wife Holly and their two sons, Avi and Ezra. However, as a Boston native, he remains loyal to the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins.