Joe Shapiro

Young Leadership Board Co-Chair

Joe Shapiro proudly serves as the Co-Chair of the Brain Research Foundation Young Leadership Board. In 2000 Joe’s mother suffered a traumatic brain injury and passed away from complications in 2020. Having first hand experience with neurological disorders has given Joe an appreciation for their impacts not just for the individual but for the families of victims as well. Joe supports BRF’s mission as the venture capital firm of brain research because he knows how important neurological research is and how the findings can have far reaching effects beyond even their intended target. 

Joe is a Vice President of Cyber Underwriting with Corvus Insurance. He focuses on the developing areas of Cyber Security and Technology and how to make the technological world a safer place. 

Joe graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Political Science degree and obtained a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Finance from Northwestern University. He lives in Chicago with his wife Hilary and their dog Murphy.