Capitan Beto was launched on April 23.
Bringing Space Down to Earth
Satellogic is democratizing access to critical geospatial data 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.
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
NewSat 32-35 were launched on January 3 with SpaceX from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
NewSat 36-39 were launched on April 14 with SpaceX from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
NewSat 40-43 were launched on June 12 with SpaceX from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
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.
Matt Tirman serves as President of Satellogic, bringing more than 20 years of experience in technology and aerospace from across the US government and international markets. As President, he leads the operational execution of Satellogic’s strategy and business plan. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Tirman held the position of Chief Commercial Officer, where he began laying the groundwork for Satellogic’s early entry into the US market.
Before joining Satellogic in 2021, Matt served as Head of Government at Descartes Labs, a leading provider of geospatial and multi-sensor analytics, where he revenue growth and customer delivery across defense and intelligence clients. His previous roles include Chief Commercial Officer at PlanetRisk, where he was responsible for delivering enterprise geospatial risk analytics and customized big data solutions to Global 1000 customers; Chief Executive Officer and founder of Access Global, a consulting firm providing executive management, sales, and business development solutions in foreign markets across EMEA and Asia; Vice President and Managing Director at Strategic Social, a technology and services firm operating frontier markets across the Middle East and North Africa that he helped grow to more than $40M in annual revenue before it was sold to Constellis in 2014.
Additionally, Matt 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. He holds a master’s degree in Defense and Security from Lancaster University and a BS in Political Science from East Carolina University.
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.
Chief Product Officer
Sebastien Prioris joined Satellogic in 2022 and currently serves as CPO. Sebastien brings over 15 years of experience in product and technology, including 7 years in leadership positions, contributing to the success of high-growth SaaS companies across various sectors from ecommerce to supply chain and hospitality.
Most recently, as VP of Product at Unbabel, he led product strategy across platform, applications and integrations disrupting the translation industry by combining machine learning with humans-in-the-loop.
Mr. Prioris has also held numerous operational positions in solution consulting, customer experience and community management, architecting and developing the right organizations and processes to ensure both customer and partner satisfaction.
Following a MEng from Arts & Metiers and a MSc from the Pierre & Marie Curie University, Sebastien followed his passion for shock waves and lasers by pursuing a PhD at the University of Cambridge, working in the process with the European Space Agency, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and British Aerospace.
SVP, Commercial & Growth
Dr. Caitlin Kontgis is the Senior Vice President of Commercial and Growth 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
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.
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 Legal
Matthew Brannen joined Satellogic as VP of Legal in October 2022. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s global legal functions.
Matthew brings nearly 15 years of legal experience representing public and private companies as in-house and external counsel. He most recently served as Director, Corporate Counsel for Sunlight Financial (NYSE: SUNL), a premier, technology-enabled point-of-sale financing company. Prior to joining Sunlight Financial, Mr. Brannen served as Associate General Counsel for ACN, Inc., a half-billion-dollar essential services business operating across 27 countries. Previously, he served as external counsel for public and private businesses, including major public utilities and Fortune 500 companies, and as in-house counsel in the commercial real estate investment and asset management industries.
Matthew received a J.D. with honors from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor’s degree from Furman University in Greenville, SC.
Alan Kharsansky serves as a Technical Advisor to Satellogic’s CEO. He joined the company in 2011 and since then has been leading efforts in electronics, power systems, and eventually served as the lead satellite systems engineer. Most recently, Alan served as VP of Mission Operations.
Mr. Kharsansky has over 10 years of electronics engineering experience and has worked in robotics projects and research before joining Satellogic.
Alan has a Masters degree in Engineering and Management, focusing on system design and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Aviv 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.
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