JOE REED

Joe Reed has been Managing Director of Corporate Development at CSIQ since September 2015, and is responsible for strategic development activities including M&A processes, due diligence, and related strategic investment activities. Mr. Reed 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 forSecure Border Initiatives, Drug Enforcement Agency, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He 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 manager and director level roles. He has served on the Board of Directors for 3 separate companies. Living in Pleasanton, California, his hobbies include golf and obstacle course adventure racing (Spartan, Tough Mudder, Rugged Maniac).

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 a Master in Business Administration with a focus on leadership from Long Island University.

CanadianSolar office in Walnut Creek, California, Tuesday, April 20, 2018. (Photography by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.PaulSakuma.com

“There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.”

– Ronald Reagan

Organizations

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Bionic Power Inc
  • Founder, General Colin Powell Foundation
  • Founder, Silicon Valley Business Network
  • Advisor, QESST, Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies
  • Advisor, PlugandPlay Tech Center
  • Class Rep, USMA (US Military Academy West Point)
THE MKA TEAM IS KNOWN FOR:

This team is responsible for some of our industry’s most incredible firsts, including:

  • Long-term strategic resource & infrastructure planning
  • Off-grid and grid-connected microgrids and mini-grids 
  • Energy storage, fixed & mobile 
  • Mobile & expeditionary power
  • Supply chain & logistics in difficult-to-reach regions
  • Subject matter expertise (SME) in financeable technologies
  • SME in developing economies
  • Regulation & policy modernization
  • Resiliency costs & analysis
  • Stakeholder engagement – from community to executive 
  • Network of strategic partners 
  • Training to industry standards
  • Operational assets dependent on power: telecommunications, water filtration, medicine/vaccine refrigeration, waste
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MK Advisors expands partnership with Nelson Mandela Foundation

In the summer of 2020 for the annual Nelson Mandela Day, MK Advisors teamed with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to provide meals for 130,000 people. MK Advisors is excited to continue our strategic partnership in support of the 2022 UN General Assembly… […]

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We’re Hiring an Executive Assistant & Social Media Assistant

MK Advisors is seeking a tech-savvy, analytical, organized person with a passion for communication and support of executive team functions. […]

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MK Advisors enters into Partnership with Africa Power Initiative

The successful incubation by MK Advisors of Mana Pacific continues to yield promising developments, as the Mana Pacific Board of Directors announced this week the election of the distinguished Ambassador Frankie Reed as the Board’s newest member. […]

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Hawaii Island view of mountains and ocean

MK Advisors incubation, Mana Pacific elects Ambassador Frankie Reed to Board of Directors

The successful incubation by MK Advisors of Mana Pacific continues to yield promising developments, as the Mana Pacific Board of Directors announced this week the election of the distinguished Ambassador Frankie Reed as the Board’s newest member. […]

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MK Advisors Recognized as International Award Winner

MK Advisors was founded in 2015, and since that time our vision has both expanded and focused. Our advisor network has continued to grow and we’ve been able to focus the business on incubations and scaling impact through our strategic partnerships. […]

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