Joe's experience spans developing financial transaction processing systems, retail systems, web-based consumer applications and business process infrastructures. Beyond software engineering, Joe has also led team development, strategic partnership, technical sales and brand development efforts. As a member of JAND China, Joe was an advisor and interim manager to technology and retail startups, multinational corporations and non-profits operating in Mainland China. While with JAND, Joe also created gubb (gubb.net), a consumer web application that helps people manage all kinds of lists online. gubb was acquired by CrowdFunder, Inc. in 2008. Previously, Joe was a member of the founding management team at Peppercoin, a market-leading payments software company that addressed the "micro" and "small" payment markets. Chockstone, Inc. acquired Peppercoin in 2007. In 2004, Red Herring honored Peppercoin as one of the Top 100 Private Companies and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) nominated Joe for the Technology Review 100, an award recognizing "the 100 most remarkable technology innovators under 35." Joe earned dual degrees from Williams College with research honors in Computer Science and Economics.