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The National Space Council will likely press NASA at its upcoming meeting to speed up its plans to return humans to the moon as the agency continues to study alternative approaches for the next flight of its Orion spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:11:03 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace conducted its third launch of the year March 21, orbiting a remote-sensing satellite for the Italian Space Agency on a Vega rocket. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:22:21 +0000
The Canadian government has vowed to increase the level of funding for the development of low Earth orbit satellites that can bring internet services to rural parts of the country. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:03:11 +0000
Even before the launch, NASA officials said there was already work identified before the Demo-1 flight that needed to get done before the agency would consider flying astronauts on board. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:59:24 +0000
Federal Communications Commission officials urged patience with the repurposing process for satellite C-band spectrum, saying regulators are more concerned about getting it right than rushing the process. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:36:32 +0000
The Germany space agency DLR is beginning a study this month on a reusable launcher concept that would use a winged first-stage booster captured on descent by an aircraft and towed back to land. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:20:34 +0000
In the Q&A below Lesley touches on the mentor who inspired her, offers her perspective on women working in high tech careers and shares advice for those interested in building a career in the commercial space industry. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:02:45 +0000
The question of how SMC is positioning itself for the future is gaining attention in light of the Pentagon’s decision to establish a Space Development Agency, which some view as a long-term existential threat to SMC. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:54:31 +0000
Blue Origin has studied repurposing upper stages of its future New Glenn launch vehicle to serve as habitats or for other applications as part of a series of NASA-funded commercialization studies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:07:08 +0000
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says the U.S. has to "grow our margin of dominance in space." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:42:02 +0000
The Space Development Agency officially came into existence last week and already is causing a stir. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 20:13:58 +0000
Arianespace’s first Ariane 6 mission will carry 30 OneWeb satellites to low Earth orbit. The launch, slated for the second half of 2020, will use the “62” version of the rocket, which has two side boosters. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:58:33 +0000
The National Space Council will hold its next public meeting March 26 to discuss NASA’s human space exploration plans. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 02:17:55 +0000
Laser communications terminal provider Mynaric says it raised 11 million euros ($12.5 million) in post-IPO funding from a mystery constellation venture that plans to buy up to 1,000 terminals. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:02:20 +0000
SpaceIL’s lunar lander performed a maneuver March 19 that puts the privately developed lander on course to enter orbit around the moon next month. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:42:07 +0000
With two new satellites in orbit and a third on the way, APT Satellite of Hong Kong continues to grow, but company executives remain worried about Asia-Pacific market conditions. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:10:11 +0000
Inmarsat said it remain in discussion with the consortium, which under British law has until April 16 to make a binding offer. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:19:20 +0000
I’m a firm believer that the commercialization of space is absolutely essential for the growth of the space economy and achieving all of the goals we espouse for human activities in space. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:34:45 +0000
Long before Ruag began producing structures for OneWeb communications satellites, the Swiss aerospace equipment supplier noted the market shift toward large constellations and began investing in automation. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:17:20 +0000
Regardless of whether the Airbus-OneWeb joint venture gearing up to crank out dozens of satellites a month ultimately builds just 648 satellites or closer to the 900 originally envisioned, OneWeb’s constellation is the first such project large enough to truly incorporate aviation-style mass production procedures for spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:10-01-2015
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     Current job:Director of Commercial Space
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsBusiness development, management, marketing, in depth technical expertise, launch service providers, engineering services, product development
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    Overview:

    • Business Development Aerospace – Commercial 

    • Program and Technical Management

    • Deep Technical Expertise – Problem Solver
    • Current Top Secret Clearance


    Aerospace business development and technical management executive with 35 years experience in commercial and federal business. Expert at creating new highly profitable commercial business opportunities and building business relationships. Proven new business concept developer, manager, and problem solver with strong entrepreneurial and engineering skills. Adept at overcoming obstacles to success and always achieving the business goals. Hard working team player that gets along with everyone, enjoys the work, and gets the job done.

    Career Objectives:

    Apply my proven BD, and management skills in US and International business. Help contractors expand into commercial markets creating new revenue streams in times of contracting federal budgets. Interest in commercialization of space programs internationally. I have a track record of expanding government contractor businesses in new and existing markets. I also enjoy the challenges of international business.

    Background In Brief:

    Current Director of Commercial Space for Vencore, leading business development and execution of an engineering services division in the US and international space industry. Personally created and continuing to grow a division leveraging a 1000 person government engineering services group into new commercial markets. Won $5m of business with new customers, exceeded profit goals of 45% while undercutting the competition. Established new business concepts pairing technical services with the insurance industry that will change the way government contractors view performance payments in classified programs. Drove changes in company business processes enabling more efficient commercial practices and competitive operations.

    Extensive experience in the government and contractor community conducting technical and programmatic negotiations with suppliers, customers, and program partners. Highly proficient presentation, writing, and relationship development skills. Past performance and technical writer on numerous proposal development teams.

    Senior Technical Advisor to NASA's Kennedy Space Center on US and Ukrainian rocket programs. Managed a 100 member engineering and analysis group. Member of NASA’s launch team with go/no-go authority for science mission ELV launches. Wide range of expert technical proficiency in system design, trade studies, requirements development, design certification, risk assessments, RF systems, failure analysis, mission management, systems integration and test, and technical due diligence. Authored NASA certification plans and requirements.

    Successfully founded and managed an information technology business in 1993 growing to employ 28 people serving corporate customers throughout the US. Sold this business after 7 years. Gained invaluable experience in the demanding P/L environment of small business and team building.

    Prior positions in avionics systems engineering for helicopter anti-submarine warfare systems, the Hubble Space Telescope, spacecraft integration and test, classified collection system design, and digital circuit design of nuclear medicine systems. Expert at troubleshooting of electrical, avionic, and RF systems.

    2002 - Present Vencore Inc, (FKA QinetiQ-NA) Reston,
    11/07 - 09/08 VA Orbital Sciences, Chandler, AZ
    09/93 - 01/02 Quick Link Information Services, Branford, CT
    08/88 - 08/93 Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT

    12/86 - 07/88 GTE Government Systems, Mountain View, CA
    10/85 - 12/86 Man Tech, Alexandria, VA
    06/83 - 07/85 Perkin-Elmer, Danbury, CT
    01/82 - 05/83 Data Products, Wallingford, CT

    07/78 - 01/82 Picker Nuclear, Northford, CT


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