Joseph Besecker
Chairman, President and CEOEmerald Asset Management
Mr. Besecker is Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of Emerald Asset Management, Inc., parent company to Emerald Advisers, Inc. He has over 30 years of experience in the money management business. Joseph has led Emerald from a start-up investment/research firm in 1991 to a diversified asset management firm with over $2 billion under management today, listed by Pensions & Investments as one of the largest money managers in the U.S. ranked by institutional tax-exempt assets. He has been a key investor and provided expertise to a number of early-stage venture capital projects. Joseph appears frequently in the national financial media and has been a regular contributor to CNBC, Fox Business News and Bloomberg. He was named as a Home Run Hitter by Institutional Investor magazine and has lectured at Oxford University.

Joseph has served as a National Trustee and Past President of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club (Lancaster, PA).