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Meet Joseph Gualtiere

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Class of 2023 BEQ Pride LGBTQ Leader Under 40  Joseph Gualtiere

Pronoun: He, Him

Age: 33

Who or what inspires your leadership purpose? And why?

I’m inspired by the consistent inclusivity of Gen Z and the Gen Z LGBTQIA+ community and for their activism, bravery, and commitment to equality. Nonetheless, Gen Z has shifted how humans think, businesses behave, and brands engage, likely due to their immersivity in technology and social media. As beacons for diversity and social justice, Gen Z represents a new wave of self-assurance and presence, inspiring current and future generations. Personally, their level of awareness inspires me as a creative marketer to ensure that the brands I work with tell their stories with authenticity, inclusivity, and transparency at the forefront of their creative output. ~ Joseph Gualtiere


Joseph Gualtiere is an experienced global creative strategist and integrated brand marketer with an affinity for campaign advertising, media planning, content production, communications, and experiential events. A classically-trained singer, Joseph formerly sang backup for Elton John, James Taylor, and Yo-Yo Ma at Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall, in addition to singing in a Grammy-nominated world premiere with Oratorio Society of New York. 

Joe’s website has the following Albert Einstein quote emblazoned in bold font, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” that is Joe, intelligence having fun.

Joe’s creative strategies have been rooted in the foundations of audience identification and improved by both messaging and visuals that are equitable and inclusive. Currently a creative strategist at Taboola, Joe has worked with notable brands in the arts, business, entertainment, fashion, sports, higher education, media, and tech industries. He has also managed partnerships with Disney, Nickelodeon, MLB, NFL, Columbia University, and more. Prior, Joe worked with celebrity CEO Marcus Lemonis on creative for his group of fashion brands after a period at Berkshire Hathaway. Additional experience includes working with cultural staples like Playbill, NYC Parks Department, and Huntington Theatre Company ahead of a Tony Award win. 


Joe’s most notable work has been recognized by The Clio Awards’ Muse platform, and by BizBash’s “Most Innovative at CES,” and often televised on CNBC’s hit show ‘The Profit.’

Lastly, Joe continues to work on internal DEI committees and is featured in the Queer Tarot deck by artists Ash + Chess.


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