about / MANAGEMENT TEAM
Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategy
During his more than 20-year career in the satellite industry, David has served in Business Development and Systems Engineering positions for Hughes Space and Communications (now Boeing), Orbital Sciences (now Orbital ATK), and, most recently, SSL (Space Systems Loral). In addition to his degree in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, David also has a MS degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, and a MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management (15-15).
Vice President, Systems Development & Integration
Rizwan brings more than a decade of technical management experience and expertise in satellite integration & test, systems engineering, and product strategy. At both SSL (Space Systems Loral) and Orbital Sciences (now Orbital ATK), he led engineering teams across all disciplines supporting the design, integration, testing, launch and operations of GEO communication satellites. Most recently at SSL, he was analyzing commercial low-Earth & emerging market projects supporting company expansion and growth strategies. Rizwan holds a degree from Duke University in Electrical Engineering.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Joe has over 25 years of experience in Commercial and DoD satellite operations and ground system engineering and construction, and most recently led Global Ground Systems as CEO and Chief Engineer, focusing on ground system design, systems analysis and business development for a multitude of commercial and DoD customers. Before that, Joe was the Director of Ground Systems Engineering at Orbital Sciences (now Orbital ATK), overseeing ground system program management, design, installation and long term support for GEO & LEO missions. Prior to Orbital, Joe was a key member of the ground system installation & test and subsequent launch of the Iridium Satellite Constellation. Joe holds Bachelor’s Degree from University of Maryland in Aerospace Engineering Management and a Leadership Certificate from University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
General Manager, BridgeSat
Director, Allied Minds
Matt is the General Manager at BridgeSat and a Director at BridgeSat’s parent company, Allied Minds, where he oversees investments in their technology portfolio. Matt’s background includes experience in strategy and operations for geospatial information services, an area of focus while he was a management consultant with OC&C Strategy Consultants (now a part of Oliver Wyman) prior to joining Allied Minds. Matt graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and earned an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
about / COLLABORATORS AND INVESTORS
The Aerospace Corporation
The Aerospace Corporation is a California nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) and has approximately 3,600 employees. Aerospace provides guidance and advice to military, civil and commercial customers to ensure the success of complex, technology-based programs. The corporation’s unique depth of talent in a broad array of scientific and engineering disciplines, ability to provide objective analysis, and freedom from conflict of interest allows for Aerospace to provide leaders with the information they need to make the right decisions. Learn more about the Aerospace Corporation.
As an independent, not-for-profit engineering research and development organization, Draper serves the interests of clients in fields such as national security, space, biomedical and energy. The laboratory leverages core capabilities in guidance and navigation, information and decision systems, high reliability systems, sensors and control, and integrated micro systems to deliver fieldable, innovative solutions. Learn more about Draper Laboratory.
Allied Minds (LSE: ALM) is an innovative U.S. science and technology development and commercialization company. Operating since 2006, Allied Minds forms, funds, manages and builds products and businesses based on innovative technologies developed at leading U.S. universities and federal research institutions. Allied Minds serves as a diversified holding company that supports its businesses and product development with capital, central management and shared services. More information about the Boston based company can be found at www.alliedminds.com.
about / EMPLOYMENT
Join the Bridgesat Team
BridgeSat is growing, and we are looking for motivated engineers to join our dynamic team. We believe in two things at BridgeSat: that optical communications is the future of satellite communications, and growth and innovation comes from a talented workforce.