-Scaled intl P&L for VideoEgg ($20m, AU, UK) and
Friendster ($10m, PHI, SG, MAY, IND, HK)
-Hired, mentored, managed BD/sales/acct management teams in US, UK, PH, HK
-Launched first mobile social network in SE Asia (Friendster)
-Launched first mobile IM platform (AOL, Japan)
-Negotiated and launched first broadband deal outside US (AOL, Japan)
-Lived/worked in 6 countries, speak Japanese, Spanish & English
-Operationally focused, globally deployable
Originally trained as a lawyer, member of the bar in NY, DC and England
* technical founders looking for a business partner / path to revenue
* global scale opportunity is a must; don't be content with your "home market"
* passion for removing friction from the consumer experience - you have to "scratch an itch"
Brown U. CS, Full stack engineer, very comfortable with wearing multiple hats
Joe comes highly recommended to us from a fellow Obama appointee friend at the Commerce Department. He has advised many startups, having been an "operator" himself and he has many admirers/friends in the VC community. He has provided the "right" advice at critical junctures. He likes our mission--a new wealth building vehicle and financial "shock" protector for people who need it.
CoFounder Startup (Stealth)--p2p insurance on blockchain. Chubb, CNA, U of Chicago Booth managing people process & growth. Kenyon (BA), Boston U. (MBA).
Joe is a rare breed of an early startup employee (Friendster), media executive (Gannett) and social media innovator (Facebook). He understand the intersection between media and tech more than anybody else and is a pleasure to have around.