Chief Executive Officer
Joe is a graduate of the University of Miami, having received his degree in Business Management and Marketing. In addition to growing up in the Optical Industry, he has interacted with every aspect of the Optical landscape throughout his numerous years in Optometry. Most recently, Joe held several leadership positions within Essilor of America, working primarily with Independent Optometrists. These interactions led Joe to discover his true passion in life, which is working with, and ensuring the future success of Optometrists in the Independent sector. This journey led to the creation of HG Vision, which will be the vehicle to provide Independent Optometrists various opportunities to achieve whatever their own goal may be in the future.
In addition to his own career, Joe helped create the “Emerging Optical Leaders” in 2015, which sits in his own department within the Vision Council. The goal of this organization was to highlight up and coming individuals, along with organizations, in the evolving Optical space. Joe served on the Leadership Board until 2018, and helped shape what has become a strong and exciting organization within the Vision Council.