About The Speaker
Josh is the Founding Partner of Clearstone Enterprises, an early-stage venture platform dedicated to bridging “opportunity gaps” that prevent upward mobility in the U.S. and abroad. FinTech is one of the three pillars Clearstone focuses on, furthering access to capital for low-to-middle income individuals and SMEs. Most recently, Josh was a member of Korn Ferry’s Global Asset Management & Alternatives Practice, where he participated in the founding of the Impact Investing practice and Transactions & Transformations (M&A) solution. He designed the Talent-Centric Acquisitions end-to-end M&A model for team lift-outs and buy-side acquisitions in Banking, Asset Management, and FinTech in addition to executing C-Suite and senior investor searches. Josh previously founded a technology company, which he sold in 2014.
Josh has been a featured speaker at such forums as The White House, The University of Maryland Smith School of Business, The University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Nexus Global Summit, the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a judge for the President Clinton-backed Hult Prize.
He is also a member of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business’s Erb Institute External Advisory Board and a Young World Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. Josh was selected as Pi Kappa Phi’s National Thirty Under 30 and awarded The Forward Future Leader prize.
Josh graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia where he earned a dual-Bachelor of Arts in Politics & International Studies and Sociology. He also studied Public Policy at University College London.
About the company:
Clearstone is an early-stage venture platform that invests in cutting-edge solutions narrowing systematic, societal inequality gaps, including access to capital, education, and work. The firm invests in FinTech, EdTech, and Mobility Solutions across the U.S., Southeast Asia, and abroad.