Joe was recently appointed chief financial officer for Limoneira Company, a leading agribusiness with prime agricultural land and operations, real estate and water rights throughout California. A 117-year old international agribusiness headquartered in Santa Paula, California, the company is a leading producer of lemons, avocados, oranges, and other specialty crops that are enjoyed throughout the world.
Joe, a certified public accountant, brings over 25 years of public and private accounting management experience to the Limoneira Company and his new role. He most recently was an audit partner at McGladrey & Pullen LLP. From 2005 to 2008, he held a similar position at Grant Thornton LLP. He also served as audit director at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He served public and private companies in Deloitte’s Consumer Business Practice and Enterprise Risk Services from 1996 to 2005.
In all three of these roles, Joe planned, conducted, and managed financial and information system audit engagements of privately and publicly owned companies. Prior to Deloitte & Touche, he served as finance vice president for two different privately held companies. Joe also served as controller for Penske Automotive Group from 1990 to 1995.