40 Under 40

Joe Scarretta has more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, C-level executive, innovator, brand builder and experiential retail strategist. He has deep roots in the industry and has become highly successful at growing brands from the ground up through creative niche services, starting with the first company he co-founded, Empire Facilities. Now with CS Hudson, he is sought after by many familiar names across the country for his legendary customer service and the “get it done” culture he’s fostered among his team. He leverages the firm’s expertise to promote corporate social responsibility (CSR). CS Hudson’s CSR program, Pop-Ups for Good, creates immersive in-store experiences to highlight local nonprofit groups. His 2018 holiday Pop-Ups for Good initiative—”Live. Love. Laugh.”—gave an interactive toy store shopping experience to more than 100 at-risk children. He also was committed to supporting businesses rebuilding post-Hurricane Sandy. Due to his industry expertise and commitment to CSR, Scaretta has appeared on or contributed his expert insights to various media outlets including CNBC “Your Business,” Bloomberg, Crain’s New York and Fast Company, as well as retail industry publications. He is a proud member of the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) planning committee and a member of the Retail Design Institute.

Taylor Martin