Iowa State University, B.S. (1985)
Joe grew up playing sports and excelled in all of them. His love was hockey. After high school Joe attended Iowa State University, where he majored in Computer Engineering. Joe's abilities carried far beyond the athletic field into his professional life as well. He was the co-founder, President, and Chief Operating Officer of TUSC (1988 - 2009), which was a consulting firm and Oracle service provider. Joe helped build TUSC from start-up to $45,000,000 value and sold in 2008. Prior to TUSC, he worked for Oracle as a Consultant (1987 - 1988) and the Naval Electronics Systems Engineering Activity as an Engineer (1985 – 1987). He is an Oracle Ace and has also authored an Oracle Press 940 page technical book in 1999.
Joe's awards include being named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2001 and inductee into the Chicago-Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 1998. Joe served as a Judge for this award from 2004-2011.