Joel Schwartz recently retired from EMC Corp as Senior VP and General Manager Global New Business Development. While there in this role he was responsible for the overall strategic direction of EMC’s New Business Activities around the world. In this capacity, he initiated EMC’s R&D efforts in Brazil, Russia, India, China, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Colombia and Mexico, as well as led numerous investments/acquisitions in Israeli companies and joint ventures in China. Prior to this role, Joel headed EMC’s Clariion Division, growing its revenues from $500M to $2B in five years.

Joel also served as the Sr. VP and GM for the Clariion Division as well as leading WW Sales and Marketing for Data General Corporation prior to its acquisition by EMC.

Joel sits on a number of boards including: the Board of Directors of Mass Ventures, Board of Directors of the Finca Vigia Foundation and the Board of Overseers of the Brandeis International Business School. Joel is also a member of the Board of Directors of the US Russian Business Council, The International Visiting Committee of Case Western Reserve, Board of Advisors to Mass Challenge Israel and the Board of Directors of Israel and Co. He has also been a board member and advisor to several healthcare IT startups.

Joel holds a BSEE and MSEE from Case Western Reserve University and also attended the Executive Management Program at Stanford University