Joel is a business leader with a track record of successfully improving the performance of retailers, wholesalers, and services companies. Joel is expert at leading complex operations and strategic revitalization programs that emphasize efficient organizational design, effective execution, and a dynamic approach to sales and marketing. Additionally, he is a widely-sought expert on retail merger integration and synergy execution. He has worked with a broad spectrum of retailers from off price and outlets, to purveyors of luxury, to specialty stores, category killers, and superstores. He also has experience working with wholesalers of apparel, footwear, accessories, luxury products, housewares, personal care, and gifts. Joel received a BA from Bates College and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School. Joel is the author of The Metail Economy, a book on business strategies to thrive in the me-centric consumer revolution.