JoAnne joined Polaris in 2001 as executive assistant to Co-founder, Jon Flint, working on the technology side of the firm. More recently, she has joined the healthcare team supporting Alan Crane.
Prior to Polaris, she supported both the CEO and CFO at Allaire Corporation. Before joining Allaire, she held a long-time position supporting the senior management team at Powersoft Corporation. Prior to Powersoft, she was operations manager and supported the executive management team at FirstSense Software. Outside of work, she likes to hit the streets in her running shoes.
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