Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
December 16, 2015
This University of Tampa graduate hails from Toronto, Canada and, as CEO of Caledon Concepts, manages investments in various local businesses, including the Rococo Steak and Ceviche Tapas Bar brands, commercial real estate and stakes in multiple Tampa Bay startups. Both Rococo and Ceviche have been named as top dining destinations in Florida by national publications, including the New York Times, Forbes and USA Today. Joe is a member of the University of Tampa Board of Fellows and the Sykes College of Business Advisory Council and is the recipient of the University of Tampa’s Young Alumnus Award in 2014.
Joe supports various charities including All Children’s Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, Humane Society of Tampa, University of Tampa, Warehouse Arts District and the Museum of Fine Arts.
What do you like to do for fun when not in the office?
Travel, tennis and wine tasting
What is your motto in life?
“Whether you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” —Henry Ford
Who has been your mentor or role model?
What is your dream vacation?
The Trans-Siberian Railway, from end to end
If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
Economist Milton Friedman
If you could nominate someone else to be in the Top 10 Under 40, who would it be?
Roberto Torres, Owner of Black & Denim Apparel Company.
Where is your favorite place to visit in the Tampa Bay area?
The University of Tampa