Founder and CEO
Grit Digital Health & Cactus
Joseph Conrad Founder and CEO Grit Digital Health & Cactus Joe Conrad is a creative entrepreneur and a digital health pioneer and he believes that the power of innovation and technology can solve any problem. He is the Founder and CEO at Grit Digital Health –– a team of specialists in behavioral health, wellness, technology and marketing committed to transcending barriers like stigma and access to help people get the support they need, when and how they need it. Joe and his team are the creators of Man Therapy, an innovative and award-winning campaign that uses humor to engage working-age men and an immersive, entertaining, digital experience where therapy actually happens. In 2016 Grit Digital Health launched YOU at College, a personal and customized well-being portal that helps students navigate life and campus. Since 1990, Joe has led the charge at Cactus, a purpose-driven branding and creative agency with the mission of growing brands that help people thrive. Cactus has developed a reputation of one of the nation’s leading social marketing agencies by leveraging the power of branding, creative and technology to create meaningful work that makes a huge impact. The Grit Digital Health and Cactus teams have worked on a wide range of national initiatives including mental health, suicide prevention, crisis intervention, marijuana education, tobacco cessation and prevention, grief counseling and student wellness. His team’s work has received recognition in the One Show, Cannes, Ad Age Pro Bono Campaign of the Year, Obies, Webby, and Best of Show at SXSW and the Addy’s.