Joe focuses on bringing groups of committed people together and putting collaboration at the center of complex problem solving.
Joe McCarron is a co-founder of Reos Partners and leads the North American team. Whether it’s running a short-term project or designing a multi-year initiative, Joe supports groups in the design and co-creation of approaches that deliver meaningful impact. Over the last 15 years, Joe has developed long-term strategic partnerships with governments, civil societies, and the private sector. His current focus areas include: energy and climate change, education, and health.
Joe believes strongly in the power of collaboration. He continues to evolve the practice with his team and clients; prototyping solutions, learning from and moving past failures, and developing innovative strategies. Getting groups to move past their differences and discover the impact they can make collectively is what Joe is most passionate about.
Prior to co-founding Reos, Joe spent four years with Generon Consulting and seven years with Shell International developing new business opportunities. He spent five years as a research scientist with the British Government; travelling and working in the Antarctic Peninsula. Joe has worked in both polar regions, cycled solo across the Sahara, and travelled extensively in the Himalaya. He credits these experiences with
instilling an understanding that, no matter the enterprise, clear communication and authentic leadership are critical to success.
Joe lives on the East Coast where he puts his collaboration skills to work daily with his wife, two children, and their black lab puppy.
Scientific approach, business strategy and innovation, leadership
- Open Contracting Partnership
- Emergency Aid Lab
- Flip the Clinic
- Bhavishya Alliance for Child Nutrition
- Sustainable Food Lab
- Electricity Innovation Lab
- Meadowlark Project—social and economic regional regeneration
- Innovation and collaboration in Africa—the World Bank
- The reinvention of the food and agriculture system of Detroit