Joe Beel leads the Defense Business Development and Capture team at Cisco Systems, Inc. Prior to joining Cisco, Joe served 29 years in the U.S. Navy retiring as a Captain. He served as a Navy helicopter pilot at sea and in various staff positions. He also has significant experience as an acquisition professional including tours of duty in program management, Research and Development and logistics. He commanded both Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC PACIFIC) and Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command (NATEC). He is a certified Lean, Six Sigma Black Belt and is Level III certified in Program Management; Lifecycle Logistics; Systems Engineering; and Production, Quality and Manufacturing.
Joe earned a MS in Operations Research (with distinction) from the Naval Postgraduate School and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.