Joel is the founder of Peterson Partners. Joel has a long history of successful growth capital investments in a variety of industries. He currently teaches Entrepreneurial Management at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, serves as Director of the Stanford GSB Center for Leadership Development and Research, is Chairman of JetBlue Airways, and serves as a Director of Franklin Covey as well as Ladder Capital. He served formerly as Managing Partner of Trammell Crow Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.