"Less is more. Content dictates form. God is in the details." — John Kane
Things I’ve learned along the way:
• Make yourself a resource.
• See the big picture.
• Control what you can control.
• Embrace change.
• Exceed expectations.
• Keep it simple.
What People Say
“Joe is an expert at his craft and a talented specialist. His extensive knowledge of digital marketing, design, internal and external communication, and the industry, in general, make him an asset to the company. Joe is an accomplished, result-driven employee who takes the time to fully understand his clients' needs, think outside the box, and execute flawlessly. He cares deeply about developing others and is a patient and conscientious coach and leader. Working with Joe is a true pleasure.”
“Joe is a highly-effective marketing professional who can fluidly move between the many disciplines of marketing from digital management and copywriting, to communications and design. He consistently delivers on the promise of his deadlines while providing exceptional customer service.”
“I am pleased to offer this recommendation; Joe impressed me with his ability to communicate very clearly what he wanted. His computer skills regarding graphic design are flawless... I also appreciated his attention to detail and his ability to multitask which is exceptional. He is a team player and I appreciated his straight forward and honest approach to our business relationship...”
“We have worked with Joe for several years. The marketing materials he produced were some of the best I have seen. Joe's work is outstanding. His work was viewed by others outside of our organization, all of whom were extremely impressed with the work product. Joe is professional, understands deadlines and is conscientious.”
“Joe is an excellent marketing professional who keeps his eye on the big picture. His work is completed ahead of schedule and is always meticulous. He accomplished wonderful things for SheltAir which helped to make them a better organization. I would recommend Joe to any company and look forward to the opportunity of working with him again.”
One time, I grew up.
I was born and raised in north-central Connecticut; between the Cub Scouts and little league, I was your average small-town kid. I got my first job at the age of 13 doing some part-time landscaping, and a year later, I joined my town's volunteer fire department
, following in the footsteps of my grandfather, father, and uncle. This was a great way for me to help out my community and have fun while doing it. Around the same time I joined a race team that competed on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
which competed about 15 times a season from April to October. These two activities taught me the value of teamwork, responsibility, and accountability. During my senior year of high school, I was selected to be a student representative on my town's Board of Education
while also participating as a member of the National Honors Society
They let me into college.
In 1999, I moved to Boston to attend Northeastern University. I graduated in May of 2004 with a BS in Business Administration; Concentration in Marketing, a Minor in Visual Arts, and nearly three years of real-world, paid work experience through Northeastern's Cooperative Education
(Co-op) program. Right after graduation, I went into business for myself offering services in freelance design and marketing consulting, I grew my client base to include a variety of small and medium businesses, both local and national. Design was always something that I was good at, so by starting my own company I really got to enjoy what I was doing, while practicing the marketing, entrepreneurship, and design concepts I learned in college.
I got sick of the snow (offered a great job).
In early 2005, one of my clients started flying me down to their offices in Ft. Lauderdale to work on-site. I spent some time creating a web presence for them, and after about six months, one of the owners of the company created a full-time position for me. I said "goodbye" to Boston and moved down to South Florida to serve as the company's Marketing Director—I couldn't have asked for a better opportunity. Since my position was newly-created, I was tasked with building a marketing and design department from scratch, and in doing so, cut outsourcing costs by over 75%. I left the company in September of 2009 after four very successful years; I had helped it double in size since my hiring and it made me realize that I had made the right choice by pursuing a career in marketing.
I missed the snow (and family).
Since I've been back in New England, I've been working for a nationally-recognized construction management firm performing various marketing, communications, and design duties. Experts in several functional areas, this employee-owned, $680 million company continues to win jobs across the country in eleven business lines. In order to further my career, I am currently attending Suffolk University's Sawyer Business school
to earn my MBA in Marketing.
Life's been interesting so far. I've fought fires (both literal and figurative), I've held the Stanley Cup, I've built race cars, I've been in a band, I've piloted an airplane, I've built brands, and I once brewed a bock beer so tasty I named it "Rock Your Socks Bock". These days I enjoy following the Bruins, Red Sox, and Patriots; though they'll never be able to hear me, I sometimes find myself yelling at them through the television. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, learning about new technologies, being a beer lover
, designing for the web, and watching movies (I have a penchant for useless pop-culture knowledge).