As Vice Chairman, Joe leads Staples’ strategic reinvention and has responsibility for strategic planning and business development as well as the company’s operations in Australia, New Zealand and high-growth markets.
Previously, Joe was President, North American Commercial, responsible for Staples Advantage, which serves medium-sized to Fortune 1000 businesses, and Quill.com, which serves small to medium sized businesses.
Before joining Staples in 1998, he was President of Danka's Office Imaging Business in North America. From 1974 to 1997 he worked at Eastman Kodak in various roles of growing responsibility, the last being General Manager and Vice President, North America, Office Imaging.
Joe is a member of the Simon School's Executive Advisory Committee and serves on the board of Casella Waste Systems.
Born and raised in Batavia, New York, Joe graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport with a degree in economics. He received his MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.