Mr. Joe Paiva joined the International Trade Administration (ITA) in 2014, as Chief Information Officer (CIO). He is leading efforts to help transform the way ITA delivers its products and services to global customers, accelerating both the ITA and Department of Commerce efforts to replace government owned and managed infrastructure with services from leading commercial software, infrastructure and platform as a service provider.
Prior to assuming the role as CIO, Joe was a successful entrepreneur, IT executive, and officer in the US Army Reserve. Enlisting in the United States Navy directly after high school, Mr. Paiva earned his degree in engineering and served eight years as both a Surface Warfare and Civil Engineer Corps Officer. Following his service, he became the CIO and Vice President of multiple private and public U.S. and international companies.
His commercial successes include taking a healthcare software company public; turning around a major IT services company in two years through the establishment of new business units in the U.S., Asia and Europe – quadrupling its revenues; and also launching one of the first global Voice Over Internet Protocol networks. Joe’s published works include a co-authored college textbook used in several top-rated and Ivy League universities, and numerous articles about IT development, acquisition and implementation. In addition to fulfilling the role of ITA’s CIO, Joe continues to serve as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.