Joseph Geraci

Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Milwaukee, WI and was raised in Eau Claire, WI.

What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life?
Moving from a public high school in northwest Wisconsin to Harvard was a big transition for me academically and personally. No one from my high school was at Harvard, so while I was rebuilding a social network, I was also trying to succeed at one of the most competitive academic institutions in the world. My freshman year did not include many parties.

What’s the one piece of advice you’d give a younger you?
Make sure to marry your wife Susan. That’s the best decision you will ever make.

Your Personal Why?
I believe that the demands placed upon the Special Operation Community during their military service brings with it a commensurate obligation to give back to them. As a citizenry, it’s incumbent on us to provide them with the best available resources toward transition and reintegration back into civilian life. For Special Operators, we recognize that “one-size” doesn’t fit all during their time in uniform; the same is true for those same individuals when they transition back into civilian life.

How does your Why drive you to be a part of the THF Ecosystem?
Many Special Operators enjoy the intensity and team-oriented environment frequently found in finance jobs. My belief in the need to provide the best, bespoke counsel to transitioning fellows has me interacting frequently and directly with those THF Fellows looking at careers in finance.

Military Connection or Why do you respect Special Operators?
My father and grandfather served in the US Military.

Favorite THF Value, and why?
Make it 10X better. The unique talents of the individuals within the Special Operations community require an equally outstanding program designed to unlock the full-potential of those transitioning to civilian life. THF can “make it [transitions] 10X better” by matching the excellence of our fellows with a best-in-class faculty and curriculum.

Area/Industry of expertise
Finance, Banking, Sales and Trading