President & CEO
Joel Smith is the President and CEO of J. F. Smith & Associates, a strategic planning and management consulting firm located in Philadelphia, PA. Joel has 17 years of consulting business experience coupled with nearly 30 years of corporate experience in services, product and process development in a wide range of industries and technologies.
Joel has held general management positions for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. He was a co-founder and principal of The People Source Group and served as general manager of HITEK, a start-up venture of Sarnoff Corporation. He has managed turnarounds including a business unit of FMC and The Delp Corporation. He was VP of Engineering for The Synthetics Group. Joel has led, managed and coached financial, marketing, operations and technical professionals for over 30 years. He has provided consulting services to internal and external customers.
Joel is a Trustee of the Central Board of Settlement Music School and past President of the KNE Branch Board. He also is member and Past Deputy Vice President of the board of Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves on the Governing Body of Athena PowerLink. Past board roles include Chairman of the Board of Directors of BioStrategy Partners, member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, board member of Keystone Care, and board member of Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures (formerly Diamond State Ventures).
Joel holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Towne School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania.