Joan Koerber-Walker, President and CEO

Joan Koerber-Walker leads by following a simple equation: (Leadership + Innovation + Execution) * Partnerships = Growth

Her past experience includes 2 years as the CEO of ASBA (the Arizona Small Business Association), service as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Small Business Association in Washington D.C., President of the National Speakers Association – Arizona, Chair of the Board of Advisors to Parenting Arizona, the state’s largest child abuse prevention organization, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Industry Advisory Board for the Thomas and Joan Read Center at Texas A&M University, on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Technology Council and as Treasurer and Board Member for Ribomed Biotechnologies, Inc. in Carlsbad, California, and as an executive at Avnet, Inc, where over a 20 year span she held a wide variety of roles in sales, marketing, technology, public policy direction, and risk management solutions to business along the growth path.  In 2004, she was recognized by the Stevie Awards, the “Oscar” for women entrepreneurs as one of the leading entrepreneurial women in the United States and again in 2007 as one of the nation’s leading small business executives.

Prior to founding CorePurpose, Joan’s career includes 2 decades of experience in technology distribution where she held a wide range of positions in Management, Marketing, Sales, and Operations.  She was instumental in the development of Avnet’s ASIC/FPGA business and the launch of Avnet’s first Telesales operation.  While directing the Global Supplier Contracts process for Avnet’s 3 operating groups (Electronics Marketing, Applied Computing and Computer Marketing), Joan worked closely with over 700 technology partners worldwide and is experienced in the challenges and the joys of working in the global business arena from cultural, operational and legal perspectives.  Email Joan