About this Speaker
Joel has nearly 30 years of experience in the health care industry with specific expertise in home- and community-based elder care. Under his guidance, Lifesprk has been one of the fastest growing companies in the Twin Cities since its founding in 2004 and today Lifesprk is one of the largest, single site private-pay home care operations in the country with $36+ million in annual sales.
Known as a business innovator, Joel has earned numerous accolades, including being named a finalist for Leaders in Health Care by the Minnesota Business Magazine, one of the Twin Cities’ 40 under 40, and honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award® finalist for the Upper Midwest in 2018, 2017, and 2011.
Prior to Lifesprk, Joel served as Chief Executive Officer for AdvoLife, Inc., a venture-backed company in San Jose, CA. He trained as a critical-care nurse of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and graduated from Viterbo College in La Crosse, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.