Joe graduated from the University of New Haven in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Accounting. He went on to work at two local CPA firms in Connecticut to fulfill his apprenticeship program. He passed the Connecticut CPA exam in 1986, and became licensed to practice. In 1984, he was recruited by Saab-Scania of America, Inc. to act as the Assistant Controller of the Scania Bus and Truck Division. He was promoted to Budget Manager for the U.S. car operation in 1986, Tax Director in 1989, and then eventually to Director of Finance and Administration for Saab's entire U.S. operations in 1991. During his eight years at Saab, Joe was responsible for accounting, taxation, internal auditing, purchasing, real estate, travel and logistics. When Saab relocated in 1992, Joe decided to remain in Connecticut and organized this CPA practice with his long time associate, David Orange. Since its inception, the practice has grown to employ five associates. The Firm provides tax, accounting, auditing and business management consulting services to large multi-national corporations, small and medium size businesses and individuals. Joe has also provided expert reports and testimony in connection with various litigation support engagements.
Joe is also an adjunct professor for the University of New Haven's MBA program and he lectures on a variety of tax and accounting topics for numerous organizations including SCORE, The New Haven Chamber of Commerce, The Community Economic Development Fund and the Elmseed Enterprise Fund.