Joseph C. Sponholz is Partner & Head of the Major Capital Projects Advisory Practice at L.E.K. Consulting. Based in Sydney, Australia, Joe has more than 20 years of experience advising major capital project owners, sponsors, bidders and operators providing strategic and operational advice across the capital projects portfolio and project delivery value chain. Joseph specializes in developing and executing sustainable solutions in complex project turnarounds. and troubled projects.
In addition, Joseph works with private and government clients across a wide range of industries and portfolios to develop and implement strategies to improve financial and operational performance; provide advice to Boards and Senior Executives on how to rapidly identify, prioritise and execute improvement opportunities; develop organisations which sustainably focus on execution; structure and manage complex programs; and manage transformational change.
Prior to joining L.E.K., Joe was a Principal at Partners in Performance, Sydney; Chief Operating Officer with RF Capital, Andrew Roberts’ family office; and Director of Globalization, Textron Inc. He has held senior management consulting roles with Mitchel Madison Group and Booz Allen Hamilton in New York, where he was involved in leading teams to develop and implement strategy-based transformations for Fortune 200 organizations.
Joe earned a Juris Doctor with honors from Fordham University School of Law and a B.A. with honors in Politics, with minors in French and Economics, from the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University. At NYU, Joe was a University Honors Scholar, finishing in the top 1% of his class.
He is the author of two books, The College Companion and The Student Athlete’s Guide to Winning Athletic Scholarships.
Undergraduate: B.A. with honors in Politics, with minors in French and Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, New York University
Graduate: Juris Doctor with honors, Fordham University School of Law