Joe is a Senior Partner at Brightstar. Joe worked closely with Andrew Weinberg during his time at Lindsay Goldberg. Prior to Brightstar, Joe was one of three founders of Cambridge Energy Research Associates in 1983 and served as President and CEO from 1997 until the sale of the firm in 2004. He also served as Independent Senior Advisor from 2006 to 2014 to Deloitte LLP. Joe currently serves on the International Advisory Board of Dana Gas and was previously a Board Member of Gulf Keystone Petroleum. Joe is exclusive to Brightstar for private equity. He also serves as a Special Advisor to an early stage group, Wave Equity Partners. Joe is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an adjunct professor in the Nicholas School at Duke University as well as a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.
Earlier in his career, Joe was a Research Fellow of Clare Hall and lecturer in Economics at Cambridge University, where he was also a member of the Energy Research Group in the University's Cavendish Laboratory. Joe is the co-author of "The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy". He received a B.A., cum laude, from Harvard College, an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Edinburgh.