Joe Karel is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with almost two decades of expertise within the turnaround management industry. With diversified experience, Joe has achieved success in a variety of senior management and business development roles. Joe has extensive knowledge in turnaround management, corporate renewal, sales and marketing and business management. He is currently responsible for the business development efforts for Focus Management Group in the greater Chicago market and the Mid-West.
In a previous role, Joe was hired by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) as the Director of Fund Development and has been responsible for the development and sale of all marketing opportunities offered at TMA Global Headquarters. Over the span of his career, Joe has worked to establish long-standing relationships with numerous firms and constituencies within the corporate restructuring industry. He is responsible for generating millions in annual revenues and has specifically overseen all print and electronic advertising sales for the Journal of Corporate Renewal and TMA web site; sponsorship sales and management for all of international conferences; exhibit sales for the annual convention and all aspects of fundraising and fulfillment for the organization’s Cornerstone Endowment Campaign.
Joe graduated from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in business with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in meeting and convention planning.