For the last 20 years Joe has served as mentor, coach, and personal advisor to CEO’s and entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has served as investor, advisor and active director with dozens of companies, public and private.
Joe is currently a member of Launchpad Venture Group and was previously a member of Walnut Ventures, Common Angels, eCoast Angels and a principal of Brookwood Partners, all investment groups for early stage companies. He also maintains an active consulting practice dealing with structuring and negotiation of acquisitions, strategic partnerships and financings, and issues related to dispute resolution.
He has served on dozens of boards over the years and is recipient of the Leadership in Private Corporate Governance award from the National Association of Corporate Directors New England Chapter. He is a graduate of Northeastern University (BSEE with honors) and the Harvard Business School (MBA) He has served as advisor to Northeastern’s School of Technological Entrepreneurship, and serves as a mentor for Boston University's entrepreneurship program, the Boston TechStars program, and Mass Challenge.
Previously, Joe served as interim CEO for companies in need of strategic change - running businesses ranging from 5 to 1,000 employees. Early in his career, he worked at Teradyne and Autex, Inc., and was CEO at Cyborg Corporation, a venture-funded company that was a pioneer in the use of PC’s in laboratory and factory automation. He also has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
Former board memberships include: ACT Medical, Acumenta, Adhesive Technologies, American Fantasy Sports, Audiofile, Boston Restaurant Associates, Boston University's Photonics Center (advisory director), Coffee Connection, Colonial Mills, Common Angels, Corion, Cyborg Corporation, General Analysis, Haymarket Bank, Iconics, i2Chem, Laser Science, Metrisa, MicroE, Nimbit, Qiave Technologies, QD Vision, Quant Funds (trustee); Tytronics, Wwwhoosh, Zentox, the Turnaround Management Association (founding director, New England Chapter), the National Association of Corporate Directors (New England Chapter), the Association for Corporate Growth (New England Chapter) and WEST (Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology). Joe has also served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
Board & Advisor Roles (7)Update
|Apr, 2016||Parkloco||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2016||Mylestoned||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2016||X2X Community||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2015||ThriveHive||$2.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2015||Netra Inc||$500k / Convertible Note||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2014||DipJar||$420k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2014||ViralGains||$2.8M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2012||Zagster||$1M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2012||Zagster||$1.1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2012||docTrackr||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2012||Directr||$1.1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2011||Crashlytics||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2011||PowerInbox||$1.1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2010||Marginize||$650k / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Apr 15, 2016||Vator.tv - Daily funding roundup - April 15, 2016|
|Apr 14, 2016||PRWeb Sitemap - Parkloco Is Transforming Parking Industry through Data Analytics|
|Dec 23, 2015||Beta Boston - How’s the innovation economy doing? Follow the money|
|Oct 9, 2014||Tech Cocktail - Crunchbutton Aims to be the “Uber of Food Delivery”|
|Feb 7, 2013||TechCrunch - With $360K From Fred Destin At Atlas And More, Timbre Takes Its Local Music Discovery App Global|
|Oct 9, 2012||Xconomy - Innovation’s New Wave: MassChallenge, Shark Tank, and HackReduce|
|Apr 10, 2012||Silicon India - Crashlytics Nabs $5 Million In Series A Round Of Funding|
|Oct 13, 2011||TechCrunch - Crashlytics, A Crash-Reporting Solution For Mobile Developers, Raises $1 Million|