Joe Jordan is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of successfully leading organizations of all sizes, ranging from start-up technology businesses to agencies of the US Federal Government. He has been the CEO of SaaS software businesses, the Senate-confirmed head of Federal agencies, and a McKinsey consultant. Joe is a widely-recognized Federal procurement expert, having testified in front of Congress on Federal contracting policy matters 15 times, been interviewed by dozens of print, radio and tv media publications, and named as a member of the Procurement Roundtable.
Joe is currently President & CEO of Actuparo, a firm that assists financial sponsors and individual companies in navigating the Federal marketplace and maximizing their opportunities for growth and success. He has worked on a number of PE due diligence efforts, advised a diverse set of small businesses looking to find federal revenue opportunities, and consulted for large organizations who want to find and develop small business partners and Federal customers.
In his prior role as CEO of the artificial intelligence company, Supplier.ai, Joe was focused on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of procurement and supply chain processes. Supplier.ai utilizes artificial intelligence to identify, score, and evaluate potential and existing suppliers to help clients increase competition and reduce costs. Supplier.ai’s software was instrumental in helping hundreds of small business suppliers enter the supply chains of several Fortune 500 U.S. companies.
Previously, Joe was CEO of the leading online e-commerce marketplace, FedBid, before selling the company to ABRY Partners’ portfolio firm, Compusearch Software Systems in 2017. With more than 90,000 registered sellers, FedBid is one of the largest acquisition marketplaces serving Federal agencies, as well as many state and local governments and commercial companies. He was named CEO of FedBid in January 2015, after serving as the company’s President since January 2014.
Prior to joining FedBid, Joe served as the Senate-confirmed Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy from 2012 to 2014. A key position with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, he oversaw the implementation of policies and recommendations governing the purchasing done by the world’s largest buyer, the U.S. Federal government. Joe’s priorities and successes focused on improving government purchasing outcomes while maximizing the role of small businesses and innovation in the Federal supply chain.
From 2009 to 2012, Joe served as Associate Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Leading SBA’s Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, Joe focused on increasing opportunities for small businesses at a time when the Federal government saw the largest two-year increase in contracting dollars awarded to small business. He worked with Congress to craft the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, which President Obama signed into law on Sept. 27, 2010. Widely acknowledged as the most significant piece of small business legislation in over a decade, the law provided critical resources to help small businesses continue to drive economic recovery and create jobs, including 19 different provisions designed to help small business contractors.
Joe’s expertise in strategy and operations was honed at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he developed strategies and business transformation plans for clients across several industries, and also advised state governments and non-profit entities.
Originally from Boston, and a die-hard Red Sox and Patriots fan, Joe holds a bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross and a master’s in business administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School, where he was a Shermet Scholar.