After a prolific career as an investment banker on Wall Street and abroad, Joel has turned his focus to helping young entrepreneurs succeed as acquirers and leaders of growing businesses. During his banking career, Joel helped businesses grow by providing access to the most efficient capital markets. Throughout decades of experience working directly with executives and businesses in a variety of industries and economics cycles, Joel has learned that great leadership is the core asset that allows great companies to consistently stand out from the rest.
Joel is passionate about helping great leaders accomplish ambitious goals. He is an active advisor to SPUR Acquisitions, and also serves on the Advisory Board of NextGen Growth Partners, a Chicago based private equity firm. In addition to these professional engagements, he is an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Denver Daniels College of Business.
When not in the classroom or boardroom, you can find Joel on the golf course or the ski slopes of Colorado. Joel’s passionate energy is infectious, and it infuses SPUR with a sense of purpose and ambition, qualities we are excited to bring to our portfolio companies.