Joe has nearly 40 years of business experience in a wide range of industries including food, healthcare, financial services, chemical, transportation, travel & tourism and real estate. He is a Certified Public Accountant and worked for Ernst and Young (fka Ernst and Whinney) and Nachtrab, Cousino, O’Neil, Treuhaft and Co in Toledo OH. After 20 years, in 1994 he left active public accounting and began buying all or part of numerous companies in a wide range of industries.
Some of the companies Joe is or previously been involved include: Krispy Kreme (NASDAQ:KKD) developer for Ohio and Michigan, several assisted living communities in New Mexico. Affiliate of Quality Distribution (NASDAQ:QLTY) with 16 terminals throughout the Midwest, Little Caesars franchisee in Minnesota, Jersey Mike’s Subs in Minnesota, SNF Holdings, Inc and CityDiscovery.com
In 2003, Joe and his wife, Deb along with their three sons founded Northaven Development Group (NDG). This company consolidated and expanded the business holdings to create an infrastructure that could support the current and other companies for a long term horizon beyond 20 years. Luke, their youngest son works full time in the family business.
Joe has been involved in many volunteer leadership activities over the years, most recently former Chairmen and currently Trustee Emeritus with Lourdes University in Sylvania OH.
Joe and Deb celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and have three sons and six grandchildren.