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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:12:29 +0000
Three months after its inaugural meeting, the advisory group supporting the National Space Council is working to organize itself and identify topics for study while preparing for its next full meeting. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:40:17 +0000
AFA: "Standing up a separate space bureaucracy amplifies the problem by driving more money to a headquarters function, not space operations. " SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:04:32 +0000
SpaceX announced Sept. 17 that a Japanese billionaire will be paying an undisclosed but significant sum to buy a flight of the company’s next-generation rocket for a flight around the moon carrying a group of artists. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:00:54 +0000
Airline customers are well aware of the financial troubles plaguing satellite-enabled inflight connectivity providers. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:18:08 +0000
Shotwell: “Failure is bad. But failure while you’re trying and you’re testing is not terrible. You’re learning from it.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:25:27 +0000
Ten years after then-U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne called for maximizing use of secondary payload adapters to launch small satellites on large rockets, the Air Force, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together to make that happen. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:16:24 +0000
As the military sometimes must operate in contested environments, they will need more resilient communications system to overcome any intentional interference. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:39:33 +0000
Satellite operators Yahsat of the United Arab Emirates, Brazil's Star One and Bermuda-based ABS are moving into new markets in Latin America and around the world, according to speakers at the World Satellite Business Week conference here Sept. 10. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:09:14 +0000
The launch, India’ first in five months, highlighted the United Kingdom’s desire to bolster trade with India as well as India’s desire to further commercialize production of the PLSV, a rocket often used for smallsat missions. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:16:26 +0000
Wilson: “This proposal establishes a clear mission, directly related to the strategic problem we are trying to solve." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:20:04 +0000
As it completes a lunar lander scheduled for launch late this year, an Israeli company says it’s looking for opportunities to do similar future spacecraft to tap into the growing demand for lunar missions. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:38:07 +0000
One of the two commercial GEO satellite contracts Space Systems Loral announced this year now appears in doubt following Israel's announcement that Amos-8 will be built domestically. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 00:54:55 +0000
A Delta 2 rocket lifted off Sept. 15 carrying a NASA Earth science satellite on the final flight of a vehicle whose heritage dates back to the beginning of the Space Age. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 21:00:58 +0000
The first GPS 3F satellite is expected to be available for launch in 2026. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:52:34 +0000
As satellite manufacturers grapple with what increasingly looks like a permanent decline in the number of commercial geostationary communications satellites purchased worldwide, one offered hope that a partial rebound will ensue in the coming years. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:23:57 +0000
Emirati satellite fleet operator Yahsat and Echostar’s Hughes Network Systems are seeking regulatory approval for a joint venture to offer ka-band broadband service in Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:22:07 +0000
Satellite communications providers are forming partnerships, making acquisitions and developing new business models in anticipation of new satellite constellations and surging demand for data links. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:40:53 +0000
The French space agency CNES plans to raise 100 million Euros ($1.16 million) by the first quarter of 2019 for CosmiCapital, a venture fund to support 50 European space-related startups. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 03:53:25 +0000
SpaceX plans to announce the identity of the first person it intends to send around the moon next week as its on-again, off-again lunar ambitions appear to be back on. 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
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    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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