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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 23:09:05 +0000
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Roscosmos to meet deadlines for the nation’s future Angara, Soyuz-5 and “super-heavy class” rockets while fixing quality-control issues that have dogged Russian spacecraft and launch vehicles in recent years. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:34:56 +0000
Despite missing out in a U.K. government competition, early-stage launch vehicle developers in the country remain optimistic about their prospects and ability to win future government support. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:09:59 +0000
A week after the White House announced its intent to nominate a Senate aide to the post of NASA deputy administrator, reaction remains muted, but some supporters say his Senate experience will be an asset at the agency. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:15:36 +0000
U.S. satellite manufacturers say they need Ex-Im Bank to have a level playing field with foreign competition. The bank currently lacks enough board members for a quorum, making large satellites, and any other deals over $10 million, bigger than what Ex-Im can finance. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:35:16 +0000
For the last several years, aerospace companies have been examining ways to use additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to aid the production of rocket engines. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:30:02 +0000
The British government announced July 19 a new effort to help space companies in the country win business outside of Europe amid concerns about the effects Brexit will have on the industry. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:06:55 +0000
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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:09:46 +0000
With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex argues that it’s joined the small group of companies in this sector of the industry that should be taken seriously. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:45:22 +0000
Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:23:07 +0000
Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:37:02 +0000
Trump administration officials are at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom this week on a mission to sell American aerospace and weapons. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:17:49 +0000
As Astrobotic prepares to compete for NASA lunar payload delivery contracts, the company has signed an agreement with Dynetics for the last major component of its lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:51 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:58:13 +0000
Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:54:04 +0000
Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:08-07-2015
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     Current job:President & CEO
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsEntrepreneurial, Strategic, Leader, Business Development, Program Management, Sales/Marketing, Visionary
    CV

    CEO / President / Director

    Aerospace, Technology

    Business strategist with a talent for relationship development, opportunity identification and improving operational performance and profitability through targeted use of company talent, products and equipment to meet customer/market needs from startups to Fortune 500 companies.  Deep skills in business development, team leadership, capture management, strategic planning, solution sales, and lobbying Congress. Rich background identifying needs, analyzing opportunities, overcoming roadblocks, and spearheading profitable initiatives for technology, government, aerospace, and private sector clients.

    Core Competencies

    • Business Development  • Sales/Marketing

    • Entrepreneur    • Information Technology

    • Strategy  • Leadership • Program Management

     

    EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE

    Waypoint 2 Space Inc., Houston, TX  2013–Present

    CEO & President

    Provide strategic roadmap, vision and leadership across all business functions with executive team for company focused on developing and delivering FAA-approved spaceflight training, space experiences and corporate resource management training to commercial companies, spaceflight participants, the research community and the general public.  Responsible for P&L, hiring, team building, goal setting and corporate communication.

    •     Developed 600 pages of training materials with curriculums for four space training programs praised by FAA as most comprehensive programs ever seen.

    •     Negotiated partnership agreements with Fortune 500 companies in support of company.

    •     Interviewed and received two full page profile in SpaceNews in February 2014 and features in Forbes, Popular Science, Wired, and Space.com.

    •     Received approvals all the way to Director to open NASA Johnson Space Center facilities to the general public.

     

    Aerospace Business Development & Consulting, San Diego, CA  2011–2012

    Aerospace Consultant

    Consulted with clients on strategic planning, sales, BU development, project and product management, and cost and distribution strategies for company focused on helping small businesses develop solutions for commercial human spaceflight, launch vehicles, and satellite market.

    •     Advised clients on IT strategies and implementation of digital tools to make best use of social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies.

    •     Interact with digital customers, channels and markets to create additional value and optimize performance within organization.

     

    L-3 Communications, San Diego, CA   2008–2012

    Director of Business Development

    Managed space products group that offers wide range of space-qualified products for commercial, civil, government, and military satellite communications for division offering TT&C transponders/transmitters and COMSEC encryption products for short- or long-duration missions in all orbits.

    •     Won $50 million contract for TT&C products on GOES-R program.

    •     Captured $30 million encryption opportunity for 80 small satellite constellation for Iridium Corp using company’s small telemetry encryption radio.

     

    SpaceDev, Poway, CA     2003–2008

    Senior Business Development Manager

    Marketed propulsion systems and satellites to government agencies, commercial aerospace companies, and lobbied Congress, state and local governments for monetary and political support for company that builds small satellites, propulsion systems, and small launch vehicles.

    •     Won opportunity to supply propulsion system for SpaceShipOne, the first manned, private, suborbital spaceplane that won $10 million Ansari X Prize.

    •     Positioned company to win ($4 million) first satellite program for Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) launch on SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket.

    •     Developed and marketed Satellite & Launch “Package Deal” using Falcon 1 launch vehicle.

    •     Listed first Satellite on eBay for “Buy It Now” price of $9.5 million; not only got national press coverage but eBay reported “most hits” at that time in their history.

    •     Worked on Dream Chaser Space Plane that won $213 million CCiCap.

    •     Lobbied Congress for $10 million in plus-up monies for Streaker launch vehicle.

     

    Inacom Information Systems Inc., Sacramento, CA 1999–2003

    Solutions Sales Executive

    Sold desktops, servers, software, and support services to the State of California for Fortune 500 company that offers IT systems, software, and services to companies and government agencies.

    •     Managed sale, removal of old systems, and deployment of 5,000 new desktops and servers for Child Welfare Services statewide in less than six months.

     

    Pacific Bell Mobile Services (now at&t), Sacramento, CA     1997–1999

    Account Executive

    I sold the new Personal Communication Systems (Digital Phones) to government agencies, companies and the general public.  This was cutting edge technology at the time and were the first phones to have a clear (no static) connection and the ability to text.

    •     PCS phones were the precursor to the digital revolution for businesses because they could conference up to 6 people on a call, group text and use phones as two-way radios.

     

    EDUCATION

    MBA, Technology Management, University Of Phoenix, San Diego, CA

    BS, Business Management, University Of Phoenix, Sacramento, CA

     

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Managing Winning Proposals, San Diego, CA

    Writing Executive Summaries, San Diego, CA

    Capturing Federal Business, San Diego, CA

    Sales and Situational Negotiations, San Diego, CA

    Solution Selling, Sacramento, CA

     

    CERTIFICATION

    Lean Six Sigma

     

    PUBLICATION

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