Joe is a Procurement professional with 23 years of "hand on" experience
within the Gaming/Hospitality industry.  He has been fortunate to have the
responsibility for Supplier Diversity over the same period which provided many
lessons during it's transition from a "set-aside" program to becoming a
business imperative.

Before starting his consulting business, Joe spent six years serving as the
Director of Purchasing for Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned and operated by
the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in Mashantucket, CT.  Previous to that,
Joe worked for 12 years with the Trump Organization in Atlantic City, NJ and
managed the consolidated Purchasing group responsible for serving all four of
the gaming properties.

Joe's continuing pathway of success has been based on a team approach
through inclusion, consensus building and individual support of team
members.  When presented with a problem, Joe's response is always "Another
opportunity to excel!"  

During his corporate career, Joe's teams were results oriented having
generated over
$63 million in trackable Cost Savings and over $80 million in
trackable payments to
Supplier Diversity vendors.  The effectiveness in both
categories is based on the implementation and constant monitoring of the
"level playing field".

Transitioning to the consulting business has firmly reinforced Joe's standards
related to integrity, dotting i's crossing t's, creative thinking and "going the
extra mile when no one is watching".  He continues to stress the team concept
by supporting and working with other like-minded companies in order to
"increase the size of the pie" versus "fighting over the same piece".

Joe has supported a number of volunteer organizations and was an active
board member with the:
  • Connecticut Minority Supplier Development Council
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council - Hospitality
    Industry Co-founder
  • National Native American Purchasing Association

Joe resides in Ashaway, RI and counts nature photography as his #1 hobby.  
His life philosophy is based on a quote from Mark Twain, "Always do right - this
will gratify some and astonish the rest."
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