Joah Sapphire

  • Joah Sapphire is a catalyst for innovation and possesses over twenty years of experience leading complex public and private organizations. Mr. Sapphire is the Founder and President of Global Dynamic Group, LLC. Previously he was Founding Partner of Verulam LLC, China Representative of Ospraie Management, LLC, CFO of NROTB, Deputy Commissioner of Suffolk County, Finance Director of Nassau County and Senior Analyst for the New York State Assembly.

    Mr. Sapphire was a member of the organizing committees for the 3rd and 4th University Transportation Research Center Region 2 Symposiums on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and the first annual Transportation Informatics Tier 1 University Transportation Center conference entitled “Big Data Analytics Transforming Transportation Operations, Management and Safety.”

    He was a contributor to NYSDOT’s $10 million Connected Vehicle Pilot Proposal “Bringing the Internet of Things to Transportation” deemed acceptable by USDOT on September 14, 2015 and CNYREDC’s $250 million URI Investment #1 Global Center for Unmanned Systems and Cross-Connected Platforms Proposal submitted on October 5, 2015.

    Mr. Sapphire serves as adjunct professor for Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs where he teaches Financial Management and was a faculty advisor for a Capstone Workshop in infrastructure investing. He is an industry affiliate of Cornell University’s Program in Infrastructure Policy and a member of the Advisory Board of University at Buffalo’s Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics.

    Mr. Sapphire received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University.