Joe Reed

Joe Reed smiles at the camera.

Prior to joining Mana Pacific, Joe was Managing Director of Corporate Development at Canadian Solar since September 2015 and was responsible for strategic development activities, including M&A processes, due diligence, and related strategic investment activities.

Joe brings over 35 years of leadership experience in a diverse range of operational and business development executive positions. This includes over 14 years of specific U.S. government federal contracting programs serving a range of Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and joint intelligence and law enforcement activities. Specific efforts also include surveillance and networking solutions for Secure Border Initiatives, Drug Enforcement Agency, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Joe has also taught executive leadership at both West Point and Santa Clara Universities. His experience includes roles as CEO/Founder of a technology startup, COO, VP of IT, VP of Sales, VP of Programs and numerous managerial and director level roles.

Additionally, Joe has served on the Board of Directors for three separate companies. These companies have focused on power generation from alternative energy sources, as well other innovative technology solutions related to renewable energy Living in Pleasanton, California. His hobbies include golf and obstacle course adventure racing (Spartan, Tough Mudder, Rugged Maniac, etc).

Reed finished a full career as a U.S. Army officer as a lieutenant colonel commanding both American and British military units including combat operations worldwide and assignments on military operations, training, and doctrine staffs. With a ranger and parachutist qualification, his service spanned the globe, including Cuba, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Panama, and several European countries. He received a B.S. with a concentration in Nuclear Engineering and Physics from West Point and an MBA with a focus on leadership from Long Island University.

β€œIt is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.” – Teddy Roosevelt