Joel has been an entrepreneur most of his life. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College and Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Joel worked at the Quaker Oats Company for 8 years. He then co-founded Orange Glo International with his parents. The company’s brands included Orange Glo, OxiClean, and Kaboom, which they sold to Church & Dwight/Arm & Hammer in 2006. A year later Joel founded Launch Pad LLC which partners with inventors and entrepreneurs who have created such cool companies as Tortle, Brainetics, FullBar, Base Education, and Sleep For Life. Joel sits on the boards of First Descents and the Hoffman Institute. Joel is married to Tiffany Glucksman Appel, has two kids, and loves everything outdoors.