The foundation of W&CO began in 2006. After successfully performing a turnaround of the public company Vitalworks, Joe and Sarah began advising and making investments in angel and early stage (series A and B) companies. In addition, we are lucky enough to have two very successful daughters that act as advisors to W & CO. Jessica Walsh of Sagmeister & Walsh is a Partner in one of the most recognized and leading branding and design firms in the world. Lauren Walsh is a Director of Strategy at at a premier Advertising Agency with International presence. Lauren works has worked on a variety of clients spanning many industries and has extensive experience in the use of Digital & Mobile platforms to propel business.
Begining in 1983 Joe successfully founded, built and sold several companies in the health care software and information technology arenas. In 2003 he performed a turnaround on the public company Vitalworks increasing shareholder value 800%. Since 2006 he has invested, advised and served as a director in a number of early stage companies.
As a cofounder in the healthcare software company Micro-Software Designs, Sarah was instrumental in building the company through her efforts in all areas of Operation & Marketing. When the company was sold to the public company Vitalworks she assumed the position as "Chief Marketing Officer". Currently, Sarah provides a leadership role in "Ladies Wine & Design" which was established to empower woman in the design field. The initiative has grown to include thousands of women in over 200 chapters world wide. Sarah has an extensive operational background in the retail and food areas and currently advises several entities in this arena.