Joe Beatty has been a board member and investor at FourKites since April of 2015 and worked inside the company for a brief period early in its evolution. Joe is the former President and CEO of Telular Corporation, a publicly-held provider of wireless IoT solutions (including SkyBitz trailer tracking). Prior to that, Joe was CEO of Concourse Communications Group, a provider of airport wireless systems that was later sold to Boingo Wireless. Prior to that, he was a co-founder and the CFO of Focal Communications, a startup to publicly-held, telecom carrier in competition with the Bell companies. Earlier in his career, he was a securities analyst and held numerous technical management positions for a local telecom services provider.
He has been a board member of several public tech companies and is a recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year award from Ernst & Young. Joe holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois; an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.