Joe joined Ashton Thomas in 2021 as IT Support and Systems Administrator in the firm’s Scottsdale headquarters.
After spending the majority of his early career in technology, Joe left the space for a time to work in his own shipping business. When he returned to the technology world, he transitioned from programming to IT services, a career decision he looks back on as a wise choice.
Joe grew up in a small Russian community in Brooklyn, New York. “It was the kind of place where everyone knew each other,” he says. “It was tons of fun growing up there. It felt like we were one big family.” He still maintains some of the same relationships he formed from his childhood days in that Brooklyn neighborhood. Joe is a graduate of FDR High School in New York City and attended both Pace University and New York University.
Joe has been married for 32 years. His wife is a successful optician who owns her own practice, i2iOptique. They have a son who is an executive for Quicken Loans and a daughter who is a neurological researcher for Honor Health who is also pursuing her master’s degree at Arizona State University.