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Nicholas Advisory Board

Joe Cruse

Senior Finance Manager


Joe recently started his position as Senior Finance Manager at Amazon in the beginning of May. Joe was previously the Director of Finance at DISH Network, where he joined the Corporate Finance team in 2009. Joe’s primary focus was to improve the company’s pricing, product, and marketing strategy through customer segmentation and profitability analysis. During his time with DISH, he built a Marketing & Product Finance organization that supported the Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chief Financial Officer simultaneously. Joe also had an added role and responsibility of corporate fiscal planning and M&A support.

Joe received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009 and is an alumna of the Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Carleton College in Minnesota.

Joe and his wife Peggy have a two-year old daughter, Corinne, and live in Denver, Colorado.