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Joel Palathinkal


Joel Palathinkal

Former Head of Product at Factset, CBS, NBC Universal

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Dr. Joel Palathinkal is a Technology Product Leader and Venture Capital Investor and has been teaching as an Instructor at Product School for over two years.  He's the Chief Product Officer/Managing Director at both Sutton Capital (a fintech/investment firm) and Genesis Block Ventures (a tech-focused hedge fund and venture fund). 

In the past, he was the Head of Product at Northwestern Mutual for the Digital Consumer Experience/Investment Platforms, the Head of Product at FactSet, and held Senior Product Leadership roles at large media firms like NBCUniversal, CBS, and Hearst Magazines. Starting out his career, he was a program manager for the Department of Defense, building flight simulators for the NAVY. He holds his Ph.D. in Modeling and Simulation. 

Joel lives in New York City with his wife and three-year-old. He is the author of Another Dimension to Clinical Skills Training and recently published a children's book for his son about always being positive to achieve your goals called Up Above.

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