Joe has 25 years of management, product development, and investment experience working closely with research institutions on technology transfer, as well as, innovation-driven enterprises. As a Director at MTI, he leads its investment committee and has been the investment manager on some of MTI’s most successful exits over the course of 18 years and its $260 million of Maine-based investments. He joined the startup team at MTI in 2000 after 10 years, pre- and post-IPO, at IDEXX Laboratories (NASDAQ: IDXX) in Westbrook, Maine. He has served as a product developer in R&D, leader for coordination of international customer support, global product-line manager, director of innovation investments, board member and investor representative observer. He has formal and practical training in immunology, bioscience and business leadership. He has had primary responsibility for market strategy, managing the lab to launch process, customer satisfaction and achievement of revenue goals.
He initially studied Engineering at the University of Maine, received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Southern Maine in Portland, and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. He serves on various business boards and committees and has a broad base of technology knowledge.