Under Joe’s watch, GSP Consulting was honored by making Inc. Magazine's Top 5000 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in America list in 2008 and 2007, voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Western PA by the Pittsburgh Business Times in both 2008 and 2006, and made the Pittsburgh Business Times' Pittsburgh 100 list as one of the region's fastest-growing companies in 2011, 2010 and 2009. GSP was selected in 2011 and 2010 by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City as one of the 100 fastest-growing inner city firms in the U.S. GSP was also named by the Pittsburgh Technology Foundation as Service Provider of the Year in 2006 and was a runner-up in 2005, 2004 and 2003 for its work with many of the region's technology companies. In 2010 and 2007, Joe was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. In 2001, shortly after starting GSP Consulting, Joe was honored by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40 award recipients.
Joe serves on the Board of Directors of the Landmarks Development Corporation, the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, and is a former member of the American Cancer Society's Greater Pittsburgh Unit Daffodil Days Campaign.
Joe recently published a book entitled “The Robin Hood of DC,” a how-to guide for small-to medium-size businesses to navigate the government marketplace in DC and state capitols.