He deferred his studies at Harvard in his twenties to spend a year soul-searching at a Buddhist monastery. Intrigued by systems thinking and complexity, he went on to pursue a PhD in system dynamics at MIT Sloan School of Management. Joe guides stakeholders through the process of system design, community building and blended finance for catalyzing large-scale systems change. He founded Omplexity, co-founded Academy for Systems Change, served as an advisor to Walton Family Foundation, World Economic Forum, and UNDP. Joe has participated in more than 60 systems change initiatives worldwide. Having witnessed many unintended consequences resulting from the fragmentation of granting and investments, Joe is on a mission to bring funders and change makers together to address humanity’s most pressing issues. He met Vincent in 2018, and the idea for SIMFO was born.