Co-Founder & Senior VP of Business Development
As Skills Fund’s co-founder and Senior VP of Business Development, Joseph Kozusko is a reformed biochemistry professor who walked away from the tenure-track when he realized there is a better way to drive lifelong learning and equip students for the workplace.
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Joseph received his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biochemistry from the University of Alabama. Post-academia, he added an MBA from the innovative Acton School of Business, which served as the catalyst into his entrepreneurial endeavors. Most recently, Joseph was a founding member of a successful K-12 startup, and led the sales and business development efforts at a higher-ed startup, which was acquired in 2013. Joseph has also successfully built and launched multiple Austin-based businesses.