Joe Volpe is a Managing Director responsible for identifying opportunities in health information technology platforms. Mr. Volpe has more than 25 years of experience in health care investing applying a technical engineering background coupled with an understanding of emerging technologies in the health care. Prior to joining Merck, Mr. Volpe spent more than a decade with J&J Corporate Innovations division and strategic development group dealing with consumer, device and pharmaceutical companies developing health care strategies and investments, including physician systems, managed markets platforms, e-prescribing organizations, consumer and professional sales, and marketing. Mr. Volpe began his career as a Systems Engineer with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) working with health care insurance systems, military systems and robotics. He holds a B.S. from the University of South Florida.