Joel Beasley is the author of "Modern CTO" and host of the number-one technology leadership podcast in the world, the "Modern CTO" podcast, which has 70,000 active listeners. The "Modern CTO" podcast hosts chief technology officers (CTOs) from a wide range of companies, including startups and enterprises. Recent guests include the CTOs of Microsoft, VMware, T-Mobile and NASA.
Beasley, who has a clear vision and passion for modern technology leadership, is the founder of LeaderBits.io, which offers leadership training and professional development for technologists.
Beasley began writing code when he was 13 and sold his first technology by age 18, with a seven-figure exit. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships with investors and CTOs, collaborating and building products in real estate, law, finance and fitness.
Beasley is the president of BeasleyFoundation.org, a charity that designs STEM-related children’s books, including "Back to the Moon" and "Princess Physicist". These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and children in need. The Beasley Foundation was formed in February of 2017 in honor of Beasley's mother, who Beasley and his siblings, Mitch and Valerie, lost to leukemia just six weeks after she was diagnosed with the disease.
Beasley lives in Sarasota, Florida, with his wife, Michelle, and children, Aria and Lachlan.