Joe Hage is an outstanding individual who cares about the people he works with above and beyond the normal interest of a colleague or coworker. As the leader of the Medical Devices group and the main organizer of the 10x Medical Device Conference associated with the group, he warmly welcomed me to his event. Joe personally took my calls and ensured that I had a way to attend the conference which was very important as I am working through a difficult transition time. Prior to attending the conference, I was uncertain whether this was really a good use of my time and resources. I must say, upon leaving the conference on the final day, it was probably one of the best networking events I have ever attended and it restored my hope in what may lie ahead for me. This was mainly due to Joe’s efforts throughout the 3 days, working the conference and constantly introducing me to people. Joe’s focus constantly remained on us, the attendees, and what we could get from this conference. Based on this experience, I must recommend Joe to anyone who needs to interact, connect, and network with people in the medical device industry ~ or possibly any industry. He is personable, articulate, organized, and most of all cares.