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The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that would enable the spacecraft to make decisions regarding what to image and which data to send to the ground. SpaceNews.com
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Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering. SpaceNews.com
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A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a grassroots effort is underway to restore his job. SpaceNews.com
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The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans for some satellite constellations and shorten the orbital lifetime for experimental satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:33:48 +0000
NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. SpaceNews.com
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Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
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NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately funded mission to a potentially habitable moon of Saturn. SpaceNews.com
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The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next year after Democrats assume control of the House, while the departure of a key House appropriator could spell trouble for NASA missions to the potentially habitable moon of Europa. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:49:52 +0000
NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower costs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:37 +0000
Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network operations —isn’t always ready even after a satellite is in space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:23:49 +0000
Ryals suggested a Space Development Agency could be helpful in providing a single voice for military space requirements. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:03:49 +0000
The Canadian military, already a partner on two U.S. military satellite communications systems, is in discussions to use a third constellation that was until recently a U.S.-only system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:02:55 +0000
Grason: “We’re seeing a different type of support to get after the transformation, to elevate commercial satcom to where it needs to be, as vital infrastructure." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:09:00 +0000
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said Nov. 7 that his company will attempt an orbital flight of a reusable version of a Falcon 9 upper stage by the middle of next year to test technologies for the company’s next-generation launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:45:28 +0000
After completing the purchase of Sea Launch in April, S7 Group now views expendable rockets as uncompetitive. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:09:05 +0000
DARPA has identified eight sites in the United States that it plans to use for a commercial launch competition, a selection that addresses one of the major concerns of potential competitors. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:49:31 +0000
Air Force satcom buyer Tom Becht: "We see a lot of independent commercial offerings. They are all good. But it would be nice if we could figure out how to do this from an enterprise perceptive.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:23:25 +0000
Commercial satellite technology is developing so fast, Britain’s Ministry of Defense isn’t certain its next-generation program will keep pace with what the future holds. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:17:13 +0000
The chairman of the House appropriations committee that funds NASA lost his reelection bid Nov. 6 as Democrats won a majority in the chamber, while a leading Senate Democrat on space policy appeared to lose his race for another term. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 02:40:27 +0000
A Soyuz rocket successfully launched a European weather satellite Nov. 6, completing a constellation of polar-orbiting satellites and providing additional reassurance about the reliability of the Soyuz. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:19-05-2015
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     Current job:Director
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     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsBusiness development Strategy Product management
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    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT and STRATEGIC MARKETING

    Over 25 years of experience grounded in business development, strategic marketing and product management of satellite communication technologies within the maritime and land mobility market sectors. Expertise includes identifying opportunities, directing technology, marketing projects, working with diverse teams, and managing direct & indirect sales.

    CORE COMPETENCIES

    Strategy development, product management, business development

    Satellite communications, maritime & safety services, satellite tracking, flat panel antennas

    Excellent verbal & written communications, account & channel management, international business

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    IRIDIUM SATELLITE LLC, Director, Maritime Business Development, McLean VA  (2015 – 2016)

    Directed maritime product strategy, market positioning, messaging, forecasting, pricing, contracts, channel communications and the evolution roadmap, enabling twice the product sales versus forecast in a 12 month period, allowing the company to expand its market base prior to introduction of a new satellite constellation with enhanced product and service offerings

    Managed the launch team for new service commercial readiness, fostering enhanced communication between teams around the world required to ensure successful work to plan and ‘on time’ service introduction

    KYMETA CORPORATION, Product Manager, Seattle WA  (2013 – 2015)

    Developed a winning proposal for Kymeta Corporation, in collaboration with Israeli partner Gilat, for a $1.8M project of a Ka-band, portable satellite terminal utilizing unique flat panel antenna technology, allowing both companies to refine their developments and solutions to more effectively cater to mobility solutions for aviation, maritime and land transportation markets

    Led the product management efforts including development of market requirements, product requirements and go to market strategies for the maritime and 'connected car' business line to effectively cater to the company’s unique selling proposition for these key target sectors

    SATCOM STUDIOS LLC, Managing Director, Vienna VA  (2012 – 2015)

    Provided management and technology consulting services utilizing significant experience in a number of disciplines and market sectors including satellite communications, mobility solutions, tracking services, vessel monitoring systems, satellite antenna technology, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), satellite/digital news gathering, maritime transport, commercial fishing, and marine leisure

    Led the strategy development, product management, product marketing, market research, and business development activities

    INMARSAT, London, UK   1995 - 2012

    Director, Market and Business Development, Washington DC (2002 – 2012)

    Managed market development for land mobile and maritime businesses within North America, aligning market sector strategies with product and account teams and directing resources to execute the plan

    Maintained a steady growth of 20% per annum for the Americas - a $70M portfolio of land and maritime industry business

    Led industry liaison and new distributor recruitment within the region

    Managed local PR agencies and served as primary company spokesperson, conducting media tours and interviews of opportunity throughout the region aimed at the relevant trades

    Directed implementation of live events within the region for industry conferences, exhibitions and distribution channel meetings

    Key Account Sales Manager, London (2001 – 2002)

    Managed the account relationship for Inmarsat’s then largest land earth station operator and distribution partner - across an internal matrix of colleagues, including C-level executives, engineering, marketing, operations and customer service, for the company’s on-demand as well as ‘power-bandwidth’ leasing services, exceeding sales targets by 20% for $100M of wholesale business

    Manager, Maritime Business, London (1995 – 2001)

    Managed maritime business strategies and market development in close collaboration with internal and external teams, to successfully align the evolution of the maritime product & service portfolio

    Managed the annual product market plan execution and overall maritime line of business

    Led the global market development for vessel monitoring and control where the company’s solutions were eventually adopted by a vast majority of maritime nations within the EU, other European countries and other nations around the world, providing the company with early market share in a vertical with significant growth opportunities

    COMSAT MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS, Clarksburg MD  1988 - 1995

    Manager, Applications Systems Marketing (1993 – 1995)

    Managed development and marketing of various applications including mobile tracking and telemetry, sales department management, and sales forecast solutions

    Regional Manager – International Sales (1988 – 1993)

    Expanded the mobile satellite communications business through the recruitment of a sales organization within Northern Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region

    Renewed contacts with legacy maritime customers throughout the Pacific Rim and upsold to long term and volume service packages, reducing migration to new competitors and producing 140% of sales quota

    ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, INC. (ATI), Senior Staff Member, Reston VA  1986 - 1988

    Conducted combat system engineering analysis for the United States Navy.  Managed scheduling, network analysis and resource management.  Flawless project work resulted in a ‘sole source’ follow-on contract.

    EDUCATION

    Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

    M.B.A. graduate course studies (45 credits)

    United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY

    Bachelor of Science, Marine Engineering

    U.S. Coast Guard third-assistant engineer’s license

    Commissioned as Ensign, United States Naval Reserve; promoted to Lt(jg) USNR

    PROFESSIONAL & BOARD AFFILIATIONS

    Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), Secretary to the Board   2012 - present

    Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), Board Member  2005 - 2012

    Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), Member  2012 - present

    TECHNICAL ADDENDUM

    Software:

    Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop Elements 5, Arena, MS Office 2010 (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), MS Project, MS Publisher, MS Visio

    Training:

    Customer-Oriented Selling, Vital Learning;  Dynamic Project Management, Management Resources, Inc.; Exceptional Sales Management, Baker Communications, Inc.; Frontline Leadership & Team Leadership, Zenger-Miller; International Leadership and Cultural Diversity, Frances E. Kendall and Associates; International Negotiating Strategies, Comsat Human Resources; Professional Selling Skills & Account Development Strategies, Learning International; Pragmatic Marketing -Foundations, Focus, Build

    PERSONAL

    Dual citizenship:  United States / United Kingdom


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