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Founders' Operating Advisory Group was formed in the summer of 2015 to formalize our firm's relationship with individuals that provide certain advisory services to our full-time team. These services take the form of pre-closing or post-closing assessments of current practices in specific functional areas, as well as other intermittent coaching, mentoring or other services. Members of the Operating Advisory Group meet annually at the Founders Summit, where senior managers from each of Founders’ companies come together to build group-wide knowledge and relationships, as well as visiting with specific companies ad hoc.

As a member of the Operating Advisory Group at Founders, Joe provides advisory services in the area of human resources at each of the portfolio companies, with a special focus on senior executive recruitment.

Joe DeCocco is the current Head of Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety for Verescence North America Inc. a world leader in glass bottle manufacturing. Prior to his role at Verescence, Joe has spent 25 years in human resources and manufacturing in both the US and Canada at companies including Nissan Motor Manufacturing, Owens Corning, Bombardier Aerospace, Stryker Biotech and Arrow Electronics. He performed his undergraduate work at Middle Tennessee State University and graduate studies at University of Michigan in Human Resources.