Innovation Forum Speaker

Joe Lawton

Chief Operating Officer
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Chowly, Inc

In a previous life as an Operations Project Manager, Joe put his intense curiosity to work to learn the many different ways complex businesses can operate as efficiently as possible. A background in the vast and complicated construction industry made Joe comfortable managing multimillion dollar projects with 50+ team members under his supervision. He soon discovered the importance of producing reliable results at manageable costs.

With an entrepreneurial and competitive spirit, Joe brought this experience to Chowly as the start-up’s first hire. As a first-of-its-kind service, Chowly has required experimentation with many different modes of operation. Joe has led this iterative process to create the efficient and scalable model that clients have come to depend on. He has since built and managed the Operations team to support this model with an atmosphere of structure, collaboration, and result driven processes.



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