Joe Hurd is the Director, Emerging Businesses at Facebook, where he is responsible for new product strategy and operations. A serial investor and entrepreneur, Joe also founded The Katama Group, LLC, a strategic advisory firm. He is currently on the advisory boards of Psychability, exciteM, Antengo and Warrior Centric Health, LLC.
From 2009 to 2012, Joe was an Obama Administration political appointee, advising U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on trade policy. Previous positions include senior business development roles at Gannett Broadcasting, VideoEgg, Friendster and AOL. Earlier in his career, Joe clerked in Boston to federal Judge William Young and practiced law in London at Linklaters LLP.
Joe belongs to the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission, and is on the Board of Directors of Bullis Charter School and the American Swiss Foundation. He received an A.B. cum laude from Harvard, a M.I.A from Columbia, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He lives in Los Altos, CA with his wife, daughter, and two sons.