Joel Hyatt

CEO, Co-Founder and Chairman, Globality, Inc.

Joel Hyatt is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully launched and scaled several disruptive companies. Each was inspired by his belief that there are private sector solutions to pressing societal issues. BusinessWeek recognized him as one of the top 50 business leaders in the United States.

Joel is currently CEO, Co-founder and Chairman of Globality, Inc., which is building a new ecosystem for global trade in business services. Globality’s mission is to make globalization work by enabling small and midsize companies to participate in the global economy — helping them grow, create jobs and foster innovation.

Previously, he was CEO and Co-founder of Current Media. Under Joel’s leadership, Current TV grew to 70 million subscriber households, won two Emmy® Awards and received several accolades for outstanding investigative journalism. Prior to Current Media, he was CEO and Co-founder of Hyatt Legal Services and Hyatt Legal Plans — the largest provider of employer sponsored group legal plans at over 200 Fortune 500 companies, serving 10 million families (acquired by MetLife).

He was also a faculty member at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, teaching highly popular entrepreneurship courses. He also taught legal ethics and professional responsibility at Stanford Law School. Joel presently serves on the Boards of the Rand Corporation and Stanford University Hospital.