Joseph began his journey in blockchain projects in 2013. In 2014 he entered into a Master's degree program at the University of Southern California with a focus in Finance and Data Analytics. He kept a keen eye on the applicability of these areas of study in blockchain. He began working with Gem in the summer of 2016 and joined the team full time in November of the same year. He now heads Gem's business developments efforts in Supply Chain and Insurance.