Joanne is General Partner of REDDS Capital, a Californian based VC firm investing in global early-stage IT startups.
Joanne is the Chair of IEEE Entrepreneurship , connecting tech entrepreneurs to an engineering-driven global Innovation network. IEEE Entrepreneurship is developing and providing startup resources for academic researchers and deep tech entrepreneurs.
Joanne was the Executive Director of a healthcare charity start-up, providing free green access to high performance computational resources for cancer researchers. She has worked with many global IT corporations (IBM, HP, SAP, Cisco) as a manufacturing engineer, business development manager, solutions architect, and a director in strategic investments.
She is a mentor/advisor for multiple startups and not for profits. Joanne has served on several boards including the Government of Canada ICT sector council setting research and advising ICT policy for the country.