Joel joined Social Solutions in November 2016 as Chief Technology Officer. As Social Solutions CTO, Joel manages the development of existing and future products, provides technological solutions and services to our clients, and sets the technology direction of Social Solutions to meet the ever expanding needs of our clients. He is passionate about creating high performing teams and delivering software that exceeds client expectations.
A software developer at heart, Joel spent more than 14 years at Symantec, one of the world’s largest software companies, where led cross functional teams from around the globe to deliver elegant, high quality software for enterprise business. Chosen by his peers to begin his leadership journey, Joel built a sustaining engineering organization from the ground up, and spearheaded multiple projects and initiatives that improved efficiency and quality. Among his many accomplishments, Joel was the Engineering leader for the NetBackup 7.5 release, “Better Backup for All,” the largest product launch in Symantec history at the time.
Following his time at Symantec, Joel spent nearly 3 years transforming the engineering team and product offerings at MicroEdge, a leading provider of financial management, grants management and employee engagement software solutions. During his tenure, MicroEdge dramatically improved the quality, timeliness of delivery, and frequency of client interactions.
Joel graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Computer Science and attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul post-graduate.