For the past 30 years, Joel has captained the firm that bears his name with the sole purpose of sourcing and managing investment opportunities for his family. He has assembled an array of investment professionals to assist him in pursuing investment options ranging from securities trading to real estate development, distressed debt and secured lending. Joel’s unique philosophy of harnessing his professionals’ drive and abilities by allowing them to prosper shoulder-to-shoulder with the family underpins every aspect of Barnett Capital’s success.
The philosophy with which Joel has conducted business rests on the principle of finding what it is that clients cannot do for themselves and helping to fill that gap. Joel has emphasized the importance of understanding and listening to clients’ needs in order to aid them in increasing and building on past success.
Joel earned his bachelor of science degree in finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he graduated with highest honors and was awarded membership in Sigma Iota Epsilon, the national business fraternity recognizing academic excellence. After working for a New York investment banking firm specializing in tax-advantaged investments, Joel started his own company, becoming one of the youngest owners of an NASD-licensed broker-dealer firm in the country. In his role as president and chairman of Barnett Capital, Joel is actively involved on a day to day basis with all of Barnett Capital’s various business lines.