Capitan Beto was launched on April 23.
Democratizing access to critical geospatial data
Satellogic is making Earth Observation imagery accessible and affordable to drive better global decision-making. We want to do our part in building a world where every organization is prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.
We want to help solve the world’s most pressing problems
How will we provide food for nine billion people? How will we meet our energy needs without depleting resources for future generations? How is our world changing?
The answers to questions like these require greater access to high-resolution, high-frequency satellite imagery and geospatial data. With a cost-effective, vertically integrated business model, Satellogic is disrupting the industry to make this possible and more affordable to decision-makers worldwide.
Manolito was launched on November 21.
Tita was launched on June 19.
Fresco & Batata were launched on May 30.
Milanesat was launched on june 15.
Ada & Maryam were launched on February 2.
Sophie & Marie were launched on January 15.
Hypatia was launched on September 2.
Alice, Caroline, Cora, Dorothy, Emmy, Hedy, Katherine, Lise, Mary & Vera were launched on November 6.
Rosalind, Grace, Elisa & Sofya were launched on June 30 with SpaceX from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
through a merger with CF Acquisition Corp. V, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald
Satellogic goes public via a SPAC merger with CF Acquisition Corp. V and begins trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange under $SATL – January 26.
In the Netherlands
Annie Maunder, Kalpana Chawla, Mária Telkes, Mary Somerville, and Sally Ride were launched on April 1 with SpaceX from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
NewSat 28-31 were launched on April 1 with SpaceX from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
Strong and experienced management team backed by high-profile investors
CEO & Founder
Emiliano Kargieman serves as Chief Executive Officer at Satellogic. He has spent the last 25+ years building technology and technology companies.
In 2010, after spending some time at the NASA Ames Campus in Mountain View, he started developing the concepts that would become Satellogic.
Prior to co-founding the firm, Mr. Kargieman co-founded Core Security Technologies, where he has served in several operational roles and developed the first automated penetration testing software, earning the loyalty of clients such as Apple, Cisco, Homeland Security, NSA, NASA, Lockheed Martin, and DARPA.
Previously, Mr. Kargieman has independently consulted for several corporations and government agencies. He also started three other technology endeavors and served as a Member of the Special Projects Group at the World Bank. He is currently a member of the Forbes Tech Council.
As the co-founder and Managing Director of venture capital firm Aconcagua Ventures, Mr. Kargieman focused on investing in high-tech startups in Latin America to develop them as global businesses. In 2009, he co-founded GarageLab, a problem-solving laboratory based on an innovative multidisciplinary approach involving science, technology, art and business.
Emiliano is 46, has a formal background in Number Theory and Philosophy and is married to Pola, a fiction author who shares his passion for technology. When not thinking about, or building technology, Emiliano enjoys reading, writing, playing chess and other random sports. He is trying to learn to play the trumpet.
CTO, CISO, & Founder
Gerardo Richarte is a co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Satellogic. Mr. Richarte has run technology labs and led teams to build cutting-edge technology for over 25 years, and was widely recognized for his reverse engineering and security expertise.
Prior to co-founding the firm, Gerardo founded Disarmista, a specialized boutique engineering and reverse-engineering services company. Previously, Mr. Richarte co-founded Core Security Technologies, where he has served as R&D Leader and developed the first automated penetration testing software, earning the loyalty of clients such as Apple, Cisco, Homeland Security, NSA, NASA, Lockheed Martin, and DARPA. He has also independently consulted and taught courses for big corporations and government agencies around the world.
Gerardo is 46 and has a background in computer programming, electronics and mathematics.
Rick Dunn serves as Satellogic’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Dunn brings over 25 years of financial leadership to the company that includes executive roles in both public and private companies as well as over 10 years in public accounting.
Most recently, Mr. Dunn was Chief Financial Officer of PowerTeam Services, which he helped sell to new private equity owners in September 2018. Previously, he was the Chief Financial Officer of ACN, Inc. (a wireless operator and energy reseller) and Trilogy International Partners (a wireless carrier) and Corporate Controller for Western Wireless International. In addition, his experience includes 10 years with the public accounting firm of Grant Thornton LLP.
He received his BBA from Pacific Lutheran University and an MBA from Seattle University and is an alumnus of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Executive Program. Rick is also a licensed CPA.
COO & Chief of Staff
Aviv Cohen serves as Satellogic’s Chief Operations Officer and Chief of Staff.
Mr. Cohen has more than two decades of experience in technology companies, with proven success in leading product teams and developing new markets. Mr. Cohen ran operations and sales for several technology startups, including Fraud Sciences (acquired by PayPal) and Core Security Technologies, where he was instrumental in growing the business from very early start-up stage to a position of industry leadership in their respective markets. Subsequent to the PayPal acquisition, he headed Risk Management for PayPal’s European business unit. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cohen focused on software development and technology.
Aviv served as an officer in the Israeli Intelligence. He holds an MBA and an MS degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a BS degree in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.
Chief Commercial Officer
Matt Tirman has more than seventeen years experience growing global technology and service businesses across public sector and commercial markets with a focus on defense and aerospace. He joins Satellogic from Descartes Labs, a leading provider of geospatial and multi-sensor analytics, where he was the Head of Government and was responsible for revenue growth and customer delivery across defense and intelligence clients.
Previously, Matt served as interim-Chief Revenue Officer at a leading InsureTech startup and was Chief Commercial Officer at PlanetRisk where he was responsible for delivering enterprise geospatial risk analytics, customized big data solutions, and projects to Global 1000 customers spanning retail, manufacturing and technology. Matt played an integral role in the sale of the company’s product business to Everbridge, a global software company focused on the mass notification and risk market.
From 2014-2018 Matt founded and operated the consulting and advisory firm, Access Global. Clients included family offices looking to invest in East Africa, global energy firms, and a US based cybersecurity company requiring an interim CEO, and a Canadian telecommunications leader keen to break into the SE Asian market.
In 2009 Mr. Tirman left his role at Accenture to become the first employee at Strategic Social, a technology and services firm operating in emerging and frontier markets across the Middle East and North Africa. He was responsible for revenue generation, establishing foreign business ventures, operations, and the strategic direction of the firm and was integral to the acquisition of the company. Matt and his team grew Strategic Social to more than $40M in annual revenue before it was sold to Constellis in 2014. He has served as an analyst for the US Department of Defense on cooperative Research and Development and as a speechwriter for senior military leadership in Washington D.C. and Baghdad, Iraq.
Matt holds a MA in Defense and Security from Lancaster University and a BS in Political Science from East Carolina University.
VP of People
Julia Despina Dormaar serves as the VP of People at Satellogic. She joined the company in September 2021 bringing strong international experience across the entire Human Resources spectrum from both established multinational corporations to highly dynamic start-up and scale-up organizations. Julia is convinced that talent is the most essential and inimitable foundation on which businesses build their long-term success. Her passion is to foster workplaces where diverse engineering, commercial and creative talents can learn from each other, grow as a team and have a positive impact on the world around them.
After completing a semester abroad at the American University in Cairo, Julia gained initial professional experience working in the Middle East. She moved on to Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and later National Australia Bank in Melbourne, where she managed the organizational change and people aspects of large-scale IT infrastructure outsourcing initiatives. Moving to professional services, Julia held a number of senior HR leadership roles at professional services firm EY and, with her team of 40+ people, was responsible for the entire Talent Development spectrum, from Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, to Engagement, Leadership Development, Performance, Learning and Education and strategic Future of Work programs.
Julia joined Tesla as the HR Director for EMEA in early 2018, building the HR team and capability for European expansion across 17 national territories, scaling the business for Model3 introduction and leading people and employment aspects for the first European Gigafactory set-up.
Prior to joining Satellogic Julia spent a few months at Artemis GmbH, a start-up under the Audi brand, focused on the development of autonomous electric vehicles, where she and her team built-out the core recruiting and people management foundation, setting the business up for growth.
Julia holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Intercultural Studies from the University of Applied Sciences in Heilbronn, Germany.
Julia is married and has a son at pre-school age. She enjoys being active, cultivating her creative side and exploring contemporary art.
Dr. Caitlin Kontgis is the Vice President of Go-to-Market at Satellogic. She has 20 years of experience with remote sensing data, and currently at Satellogic, she oversees the process from pre-sales technical requirements to customer delivery.
Prior to joining Satellogic, Caitlin worked as a data scientist, applying machine learning algorithms to satellite data. Previously, she managed a project in partnership with Esri and Microsoft to generate the world’s first global 10-meter land use / land cover map. She holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Wisconsin, where she used satellite imagery to assess land cover and change detection.
VP of Global Business Development
Thomas VanMatre serves as Satellogic’s Vice President of Global Business Development. Mr. VanMatre brings 20 years of experience in leading teams in geospatial solutions, international defense policy & defense diplomacy and product development. As the leader of international business development for defense & security, he was responsible for formulating and executing Maxar’s international growth strategy.
Before joining Satellogic, Tom spent 5 years at Maxar where he was Director of Global Business Development. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in various roles both in the U.S.A. and Australia, delivering geospatial intelligence to policymakers, diplomats, warfighters, and first responders. Together with his team he was awarded the Australian Intelligence Community Medallion for outstanding achievement in countering terrorism.
Tom has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in International Business Management and professional graduate courses focused in International Law & Security. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Denver.
VP of Marketing
Daniel Smulovitz brought more than 20 years of experience in Branding, Communications and Marketing to his position as VP of Marketing at Satellogic. He has a significant record of achievement in developing strategic and tactical marketing programs for a broad range of organizations, from hi-tech start-ups to multinational FMCG companies.
Most recently, Mr. Smulovitz spent 13 years as Corporate Marketing Director at Samconsult, a group of 30+ agribusiness companies with worldwide operations, where he led Marketing activities in the five continents. Previously, he served as the Communications and Marketing Manager at Core Security Technologies in its transitioning business model from a local consulting firm to a global software development company. Earlier in his career, he assumed a lead management role at Neoris as Information Architecture Coordinator, where he launched the creative services department and has been selected as the company’s representative for the worldwide merging process of 7 companies at a global scale.
Daniel earned a bachelor’s degree in Institutional Communications from National University of Rosario, Argentina, where he was an Associate Consultant for an academic consulting program, also completed a postgraduate course in Corporate Image in Buenos Aires, studied pedagogy and group dynamics in Israel, and holds an Executive MBA from IAE Business School.
VP of Corporate Development
Ryan Driver serves as VP of Corporate Development. He joined Satellogic in September 2021 bringing almost 10 years of combined experience in the fields of Strategy, Corporate Development, Finance, and Accounting.
Most recently, Mr. Driver spent over five years at Maxar Technologies, growing its satellite-based Earth observation business through organic and inorganic initiatives. Prior to that, he spent three years as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) working in KPMG’s financial due diligence and audit assurance practices, focusing on the healthcare and commercial real estate industries, respectively.
Ryan earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance, from the University of Denver. He is thrilled about the continued expansion of the Space industry and everyday is humbled by the engineers and scientists who are building the assets and solutions to help humanity on Earth.
VP of Mission Operations
Alan Kharsansky serves as Satellogic’s Director of Mission Engineering and Operations. He joined the company in 2011 and since then he has been working in electronics, power systems and as the lead systems engineer of the different satellites.
Mr. Kharsansky has over 10 years of electronics engineering experience and has worked in educational robotics projects and university research labs before joining Satellogic. He has also taught university courses on embedded systems and space systems engineering.
Alan’s background is in Embedded Systems, RTOS and UAVs and has just completed a Masters program at MIT on systems management and design.
Dionisio Díaz González
VP of Satellite Engineering
Dionisio Díaz González
Dionisio Díaz González serves on the leadership team of the Engineering and Production group as VP of Satellite Engineering in Satellogic. He joined the company in 2020 bringing a strong international experience developed in several leading positions across different cities such as Madrid, Paris, New York or Munich.
Dionisio started his career in the German Aerospace Center. He carries extensive baggage in the design, implementation and optimization of internal company processes, focusing on enabling the technical transition from the prototype phase to the series production. Mr. Díaz González was previously the Head of Project Management and Development at Mynaric Lasercom, a German start-up of over 100 employees developing and manufacturing space wireless laser communication systems. In this role, he oversaw the elaboration and deployment of the company’s technical roadmaps for 10 years, managing a team of 50+ people. He contributed significantly to Mynaric’s growth, having been the first engineer hired by the company after it was founded.
Dionisio holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering, specialized in Signal Processing and Radiocommunication, from the University of Sevilla, Spain.
VP of Manufacturing Capability
Federico Hanssen serves as Satellogic’s VP of Manufacturing Capability.
Mr. Hanssen has been leading engineering and manufacturing organizations at Procter & Gamble for 20 years. He has also led the manufacturing capability development program for P&G plants in LA. His experience also includes maintenance planning and execution in Shell Oil and manufacturing capability consultancy to Mondelez Canada and US operations.
Federico earned his Mechanical Engineering degree cum laude from FIUBA, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
VP of Global Compliance
Lorri Kohler brings over 20 years of experience in governance, compliance, and business operations to Satellogic.
Most recently, she led compliance, data security, and IT transformation at ACN, Inc., a half-billion-dollar essential services business operating across 27 countries. Before joining ACN, Kohler managed these same areas of responsibility for the nine-billion-dollar networking engineering hardware, software, and professional services business group at Cisco Systems. Prior to joining Cisco, Kohler served as the governance, operations, and vendor management director for the software and professional services group with Lenovo. Previously, she worked as one of the original founders of a startup where she wore many hats working to build and establish the business until acquired in the early 2000’s.
Lorri earned her Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University focusing in Computer Information Systems and Marketing Management. She earned her Bachelors of Science from California State University East Bay in Business and Economics.