Joe Grover is a board advisor at Amplēo and has a unique blend of marketing and finance experience that gives him a unique perspective and skillset in the c-suite. He is a fractional CMO and marketing advisor to several consumer, services, and software companies.
Before becoming an advisor at Amplēo in 2023, Joe was the CMO at Homie, a venture-backed real estate technology company. He led local and corporate marketing teams across five states. Under his leadership, the company was included on the Deloitte Fast 500, Inc500, Utah Business Fast 50, MWCN 100, and won a Gold Addy for the best guerilla marketing campaign of the year in Phoenix, Arizona, and was honored as CXO of the year by Utah Business Magazine in 2021. He was the president and CMO of Genesis Media, a New York City-based digital advertising software company. Before Genesis, Joe was the CMO and CEO of Altitude Digital, an ad tech startup in Denver, Colorado. Genesis Media and Altitude Digital merged in 2017.
Joe spent seven years at Mercato Partners, a top-performing venture capital firm in Salt Lake City, UT, where he supported investments in several fast-growing software and branded consumer companies including Skullcandy, Stance, Fusion-io, and Goal Zero. Before Mercato Partners, Joe was the founder and CEO of a creative ad agency, where he led advertising and communication campaigns for Fortune 1,000 companies nationwide including consumer brands Comcast, T-Mobile, Zions Bank, and Sportsman’s Warehouse. Joe was involved in Junto Partners, an entrepreneurship incubator, and launched several startups over 24 months. He became the director of the program where he recruited, trained, and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs.
- Taught New Venture Finance at the University of Utah for four years
- Loves fresh lines on a powder day at Alta and Snowbird or a line in the water on the Provo
- Father of six kids and one Maltipoo
- BS, Business Entrepreneurship, University of Utah
- Masters of Business Administration, Westminster College