It is with great sadness that we are posting today that Joe Russo, SOCIALDEALER’s Co-founder and President, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the age of 47. Joe lived in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Joe Russo and Joe Castle partnered together back in 2007 to begin the venture that would become SOCIALDEALER.
Joe was instrumental in not only getting SOCIALDEALER started, but in developing our ideas, strategies and partnerships. He made the employees feel welcome from day one, and inspired them to all work to make our company more successful.
Joe included inspirational quotes as taglines in his emails, the most recent in my inbox was a quote from Guy Kawasaki, “The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning – to create a product or service to make the world a better place.” Joe loved what he did at SOCIALDEALER, and we know he truly enjoyed launching SOCIALDEALER with the goal of making the world a better place – both for the employees who work here and the customers we serve. We will miss his talents and enthusiasm.