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Josh Geballe was nominated to become Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) on January 25, 2019.

DAS houses a number of distinct programs that comprise the business functions of state government, including information technology, human resources, procurement, facilities and real estate, construction services, fleet, workers compensation and more.

Our divisions are united in a common mission:

Support Connecticut's Growth - To serve our citizens, businesses, state agencies and other branches of government by providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost.

Drive Continuous Innovation - To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state government using best practices from the public and private sectors.

Provide Rewarding Careers - To attract and retain a workforce of talented, dedicated public servants committed to leading our great state forward.

BIOGRAPHY
Josh Geballe brings 18 years of experience in the technology industry as a business executive, investor, advisor and teacher. He was most recently Vice President and General Manager of Digital Science at Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO), a global scientific technology company. His business unit provided a cloud-based software platform that helped scientists generate insights that improve human health and our quality of life, and helped lead the company’s overall digital strategy.

Josh joined Thermo Fisher when it acquired his software company, Core Informatics, LLC, in March 2017. As CEO, he led that company through a period of substantial growth, investment and value creation for its stakeholders. Under Josh’s leadership the company was recognized multiple times as one of Connecticut’s fastest growing companies and best places to work.

Josh joined Core Informatics in 2013 after 11 years at IBM, where he held multiple international executive roles spanning general management, finance and strategy. Josh served as Vice President of a market-leading division of IBM Global Technology Services, with full responsibility for a half billion dollar business. Earlier in his IBM career Josh served as Chief Financial Officer for two multi-billion dollar IBM business units, including serving as Vice President and CFO for IBM’s Global Technology business in Europe.

Josh has served on the Board of Directors of the Guilford Savings Bank, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), the United Way of Greater New Haven, the Connecticut Technology Council, and the State of Connecticut Tech Talent Advisory Committee. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, where he has also served as a visiting lecturer, and a BA from Yale University. Born and raised in Branford, CT, Josh currently lives in Guilford, CT with his wife and two children.