Joel Heinrichs Chief Operating Officer

Joel Heinrichs is the former CEO of Lightspeed Systems and had provided strategic direction to the rapidly growing company (serving the K-12 education market). Immediately prior, Heinrichs was president of Lightspeed Net, a regional ISP that was established as a division of Lightspeed Systems, which quickly grew to serve 20,000 customers in central California. Before moving into the private sector, Heinrichs began his career in local government, which culminated in his appointment as the County Administrative Officer for Kern County.

He previously served as the president of the South High School Alumni Association and as a member of the Kern High School District Board of Trustees. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and earned a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Bakersfield.