RADM Jim Beebe
USN (Ret.), Senior Advisor
Rear Admiral Jim Beebe provides leadership to several of the Epsilon’s strategic business initiatives. As a member of the Navy’s Senior Executive Service (SES), Mr. Beebe previously served as Executive Director, Naval Air Forces, to lead and champion efforts in the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE). Among his many responsibilities was supervising the execution of an annual budget of over $40B, encompassing 11 nuclear powered aircraft carriers, 3,800 aircraft and 180,000 personnel. Additionally, Mr. Beebe oversaw and increased the efficiency of the logistics, training and C4I functions of naval aviation through a critical period of fiscal and operational transition.
During his 32 years of naval service, Mr. Beebe served as a nuclear submarine officer on two ballistic missile submarines, a fast attack submarine and subsequently in flag officer roles as Director, Submarine Reserves, Deputy Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet and Deputy Commander, Navy Region Hawaii. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a BS in Ocean Engineering and graduate of the Department of Defense Executive Leadership Program.
Karen E. Conti
Ms. Karen E. Conti’s background includes management roles with several prominent defense contractors. From 2001–2004, Ms. Conti served as the Vice President of Applied Technologies at Epsilon Systems. Prior to re-joining Epsilon Systems, Ms. Conti served as the Director of Capture Management Excellence (CMX) for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business. She also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Rite-Solutions, Inc., a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in Middletown, RI.
Ms. Conti previously served as Vice President of Navy Networks at Lockheed Martin in San Diego, CA, and as Vice President of Business Development at LM Tactical Systems in Eagan, MN. She served the Department of the Navy in various program management positions. She is a Level III Certified Acquisition Professional, a certified Six Sigma facilitator, and a certified Capture Manager at Raytheon and LM.
Ms. Conti is a lifetime member of Women In Defense (WID), having served as President of the WID San Diego Chapter, President of National Women In Defense, and is a founding member of the Greater Boston Chapter (WIDGBC). She received the Meritorious Civil Service Award, two NAVSEA Quality Awards, and the Packard Award for Acquisition Reform (Team).
Dr. Paul Lefebvre
Prior to joining Epsilon Systems, Dr. Paul Lefebvre retired as the Technical Director (TD) of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport, the Navy’s premier laboratory for undersea warfare (USW) research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, and undersea offensive and defensive weapon systems and countermeasures. As TD and as a member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service (SES), he had responsibility for execution and management of all technical programs and business operations. Dr. Lefebvre served concurrently as NAVSEA 05N, the Navy’s USW Deputy Warrant Officer, responsible for ensuring Navy’s Technical Authority for USW Non-Propulsion Electronic Systems. Prior positions as an SES were the NAVSEA Warfare Centers T&E Executive which included serving as NAVSEA’s representative on the Navy T&E Board of Directors and NAVSEA’s Product Area Director for Ranges, Analysis & Assessment.
Dr. Lefebvre earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a hydrodynamics concentration, was a Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he earned an M.S. degree in Management, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was the recipient of many awards including the Presidential Rank and Superior Civilian Service awards.