In October 2018 Josh took on the role of Interim CEO following the departure of Arto Ruotsalainen. In his previous roles, Josh took part in the expansion of Basemark from a benchmarking tool creator to the developer of the leading industrial graphics and compute engine, Rocksolid, followed by Basemark becoming a sought-after global provider of expert design and software engineering services.
Josh began his career in Washington, DC as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In 2010 he moved to Helsinki and transitioned into private practice focusing on IT & software patent prosecution globally. Josh has been a regular lecturer on Intellectual Property Rights matters in Finland and abroad and is a well-respected expert in his field.
Josh initially met the team that would become Basemark during their time at Rightware where he helped create their patent portfolio, which was a part of its successful exit in 2017. In 2016 Josh left his established partnership and started his own boutique IP firm in Helsinki, BelayIP Oy. In 2017 he was brought into Basemark as an Executive IP Advisor and was responsible for defining as well as implementing Basemark’s intellectual property strategy. Later, Josh was brought on as a VP for Legal & Administration where he managed Basemark’s growing global operations.