Episode 54: Joaquín Roca Co-founder & CEO Minerva Exclusive Interview with Tony Shap
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Joaquín V. Roca is a seasoned organizational consultant with wide-ranging experience. In addition to consulting, Joaquín has founded two technology companies built to help managers learn to become great leaders (LeaderNation and the Scaffold). As an entrepreneur Joaquín has played every role imaginable from sales rep, to accountant, and from designer to software engineer.  Academically, Joaquín is a New Yorker through and through, attending Stuyvesant HS, NYU for undergrad, and Teachers College at Columbia University for graduate school where he completed all the requirements for a PhD in Social-Organizational Psychology except the dissertation (ABD). In addition to his academic studies, he is a self-taught software developer. Joaquin has an extensive background in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, where he has designed and delivered courses on varied topics including organization development, statistics, research design, creativity, innovation, and leadership.  As a consultant, Joaquín has worked with every type of organization, including startups (e.g., SumAll, Eyeview, Datadog, Digital Ocean), large organizations (e.g., Hyundai Capital America, Pfizer, American Express), and government and non-government organizations (e.g., UNICEF, UNFPA, the Borough of Lansdale Pennsylvania).

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