Before entering the IT headhunting sector, Joe Arrigo worked as an advisor in the solar energy industry. While fulfilling this role, Joe Arrigo became committed to furthering the widespread adoption of sustainable energy sources. He cites Elon Musk and his advocacy of environmentally-conscious energy policies as an inspiration.
Elon Musk, the CEO of electric automobile manufacturer Tesla, has articulated his views on fossil fuel dependency and climate change in several interviews. In 2018 during an interview with radio personality Joe Rogan, Musk described the continued use of oil and fossil fuels as dangerous due to the negative effects on the ocean and the atmosphere. He also called for a worldwide transition to solar and sustainably generated energy.
Toward this end, Musk's company is working on solar energy solutions that make sustainable energy sources more practical for everyday life. For example, Tesla is developing batteries that can store solar-generated energy, making solar power reliable even during the evening and on cloudy days.
Outside of his varied professional pursuits, Joe Arrigo enjoys reading and weightlifting, working out four times per week. He also reads upward of 50 books per year and enjoys ping pong, darts, and partaking in political discussion.