As a Principal at Mercato’s Growth Fund, Josh leads Traverse’s sourcing and investing efforts in Southern California. Leveraging his background in organizational design, corporate strategy, change management, and market research, he helps executive teams optimize their growth strategy, find new growth opportunities, and implement organizational change management.
Prior to joining Mercato in 2016, Josh served as the VP of Private Equity Investing and as an engagement manager for Cicero Group, a leading management consultancy in the Intermountain Region. At Cicero, he led strategic consulting and transformation engagements for Fortune 1000 companies, serving clients in logistics, energy, financial services, technology, and private equity.
Josh received a B.A. in Spanish and business from the University of Utah, an M.B.A. from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, and a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. As a Principal, Josh currently serves on the board of directors of Vasion and Sphero.