Joe has successfully driven corporate incubation, technology spinouts, and corporate venture capital (CVC) programs and founded and directed several software startups. He joined Meta from Lenovo, where he identified ground-breaking technologies and established strategic equity investments as the Director of Worldwide Open Innovation. Before his stint at Lenovo, Mikhail helped create and lead the CVC program at Flextronics, where he also co-founded and led internal incubation and innovation efforts, generating a successful joint venture, Jamdeo, and a SaaS spinout, Elementum, among many other programs. Previously, Mikhail held executive management roles in corporate strategy at Flextronics and Avery Dennison, as well as in the successful development and sale of Dandem Corporation, a software reliability company where he was CEO. Mikhail holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.