Joe LeBas is an accomplished technology and commercial real estate entrepreneur with superior results in market creation and profitable growth. Mr. LeBas brings a proven record of building dynamic and innovative businesses in multiple industries and around the world, including four (4) successful software company exits to the Fortune 750.
Mr. LeBas is currently the Principal and Founder at Carswell, LLC, a strategic advisory firm for innovative, young technology companies seeking investment, advisor services, as well as contract operating expertise, and also sits on the Board of Advisors of Convercent (GRC software) and the Board of Directors of Analyze Corporation (Big Data Analytics software) and Uptime Analytics (IoT Asset Managment Software). Mr. LeBas also operates a technology-driven Commercial Real Estate development group named Concorde Group Holdings, where he is Managing Director and Founder. Concorde Group owns almost 1M sq feet of commercial retail, office, industrial and multi-family assets across the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.
Prior to CRE, Mr. LeBas was President of True Office, a compliance training software company focused on “gamification” and analytics to increase learning efficacy until its acquisition by NYSE/ICE. Prior to that, Mr. LeBas was President of BWise, Inc., a global leader in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance software solutions. Mr. LeBas was responsible for the overall operating performance of the North American business unit, and its rapid growth and market share led to a successful acquisition by the NASDAQ OMX Group in 2012, in which Mr. LeBas helped lead the strategic due diligence, as well as integration efforts post acquisition close.
Prior to BWise, Mr. LeBas built information management software firm Vivisimo from start-up into a worldwide leader and 'Big Data' pioneer, serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Americas, and earlier as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Vivisimo was ultimately acquired successfully by IBM as a core component of the formation of IBM Watson and its Big Data strategy. Earlier in his career, Mr. LeBas held a variety of executive, sales management, and sales/key account positions with PolyServe (acquired by HP), PeopleSoft (acquired by Oracle), Corporate Express, Boston Scientific Corporation, and Revlon. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Florida, and is a current member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).