Joel Willett

September 2, 2021
Joel Willett

Joel Willett is currently CEO of Sayres & Associates. Prior to the acquisition, he served as an Operating Partner and Principal at Broadtree. He joined Broadtree from Russell Reynolds Associates, where he led consulting engagements to assess and place C-suite executives in the telecommunications, healthcare, and energy industries. Previously, Joel spent 4 years in the U.S. Army and 5 years in the Directorate of Operations at the Central Intelligence Agency. At CIA, he managed complex operations, spanning multiple international geographies. Joel finished government service on the National Security Council in the White House Situation Room, where he provided global situational awareness and crisis reporting to the President and senior advisors.

Joel has an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an M.A. in National Security Studies from the University of Kentucky, and B.S. in Management from the University of Louisville. He speaks Russian and is based in Washington, D.C.

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