Joel Bosch is Chief Operating Officer of Neighborhood Housing Services, a neighborhood revitalization organization committed to helping homeowners and strengthening neighborhoods throughout the greater Chicago area and Illinois’ largest nonprofit lender for homeowners and new home buyers. Mr. Bosch has more than two decades of experience developing new enterprises and rejuvenating companies. He attributes his success to his ability to move easily from vision and strategy to implementation and operations.
Prior to joining Neighborhood Housing Services, Mr. Bosch specialized in building financial service businesses, most recently as COO of financial technology start-up eCD Market. As head of Retail Banking at E-Loan, he was instrumental in building and managing the company’s growth from an online lender to an online bank, launching E-Loan Savings and CDs. He served as Executive Vice President of Direct Banking at Countrywide Bank, where he focused on consumer-direct initiatives and market share growth. He was Senior Vice President at Providian Financial, where built one of the first fully automated online deposit account opening systems, earning national recognition and industry awards for innovative processes and technology. Mr. Bosch is the inventor on patent 8,224,723, Account opening system, method and computer program product, a system that automates opening, pricing, and auditing deposit accounts.
In addition to his for profit work, Mr. Bosch brings significant not-for-profit experience. He spent six years on the board of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco serving as President and Treasurer. He also served as interim executive director of the organization. He currently is the board president of the Test Positive Aware Network and serves on the advisory committee for the Center for Dignity, Recovery and Empowerment, and on the Chicago chapter steering committee for StartOut.
He holds a master’s degree in business administration from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University.