Josh Geballe

Photo from the DAS website

Josh Geballe, Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) for the State of Connecticut will speak to the Darien Men’s Association about progress made streamlining the state’s business functions.

Geballe’s talk at the DMA’s meeting begins at about 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road, Darien.

When Gov. Ned Lamont chose Geballe as DAS commissioner in January 2019, the announcement described Geballe the DAS this way:

“The Department of Administrative Services is the backbone of the core functions of our state government and it must be a key player in our administration’s efforts to streamline and reengineer how state government serves Connecticut’s taxpayers,” Gov.. Lamont said.

“Josh will bring a proven private-sector approach to the business of state government, particularly through his experience working in high-tech industries that are transforming how companies function and serve their customers. I am asking him to take a thorough look at state government in Connecticut and develop efficiencies that improve day-to-day functions and service. I’m excited to have him leading this agency and the critical work ahead.”

Here’s the DMA announcement:

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Josh Geballe, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services

The Department of Administrative Services 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 the state’s website

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.

About Josh Geballe

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.

If You’re Going …

  • Darien Men’s Association meeting sessions begin with pastries, coffee and tea available at 9:45 a.m. followed by the business meeting from 10 a.m. to around 10:25 a.m.
  • After a short break for more refreshments and socializing the program speaker is on the agenda from 10:45 a.m. until noon.
  • The group meets at Meadowlands, the Darien Community Association’s headquarters at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien.

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, Josh currently lives in Guilford with his wife and two children.

About the Darien Men’s Association

The mission of the Darien Men’s Association is to provide a forum in which retired and semi-retired men can find good fellowship, friendship, and fun amidst a range of activities designed to nourish both body and mind while promoting a sense of community.

One of the best ways to get an overview of what is going on at DMA is to check out our latest newsletter.  There you’ll find pictures and news about speakers, events, activities and new members.

At present the DMA has about 310 members. We have the capacity to serve up to 350 members. We are an open and welcoming organization so if you are over 50 years of age and are interested in joining or learning more about the DMA, feel free to contact Bryan Hooper, chairman of our Membership and Hospitality Committee at 203-838-7197 or You can also send an email to our general mailbox

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