Joe spent eight years as a professional hockey player in the National Hockey League, American Hockey League, and International Hockey League. During that time he captained four different teams, served as an Executive Committee Member of the Professional Hockey Players’ Association, and won numerous awards including Team MVP, Most Inspirational, and Unsung Hero.
Joe transitioned from the work of professional hockey into the business world working in sales and consulting in sports marketing, corporate real estate, and education. Building upon this experience, Joe co-founded Pondera with Rob Elliott and John Belaski in 2006.
Joe’s consulting expertise includes Strategic Planning, Executive Coaching, Team Effectiveness, Leadership Development with use of 360° Feedback Assessment and Development Plans, Organizational Change Consulting and Leadership Training.
Joe received his B.A. from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York and his M.A. in Management and Organizational Development at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Additionally, Joe is certified to administer Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessments.
Joe lives in East Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife and two sons, and enjoys reading, fishing and spending time with his family.
Office: 616.956.3410 | Cell: 616.366.5591