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.
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
NewSat 32-35 were launched on January 3 with SpaceX from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
Strong and experienced management team
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.
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 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.
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.
President of Satellogic North America
Ryan McKinney is President of Satellogic North America. Prior to this, he was Head of Strategic Initiatives at Descartes Labs. Descartes Labs is a 2014 spin-off from Los Alamos National Labs focused on provisioning multiple global remote sensing modes of data on an automated planetary-scale platform providing multi-modal applications using AI/ML models and algorithms for rapidly advanced analytics.
Ryan possesses over 20 years of experience in sales and business development, including a diverse background with start-up, turnaround, and high-growth environments. He has successfully driven growth through direct-to-consumer sales and partnership building with OEMs, VARs, Global Remote Sensing Producers (space, air, and terrestrial,) and system integrators. His multi-industry experience includes private and public sectors. Prior to Descartes Labs, he was with Cyence Inc. (acquired by Guidewire Software) focused on cyber risk modeling. Prior to Cyence, Ryan worked with other enterprise IT hardware and software companies supporting both US Government and large enterprise business.
Head of Operations for Satellogic North America
Shane Rainey is the Head of Operations for Satellogic North America and is responsible for the day-to-day execution of contracts and back-office duties. Shane has nearly two decades of demonstrated experience leading space-based/derived geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) technology applications and services in the Department of Defense, Intelligence, and international verticals.
Prior to his role at Satellogic, he served in geospatial roles across numerous verticals including the United States Air Force, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency. During his time at Maxar Technologies, Shane managed and executed the Global Enhanced GEOINT Delivery (G-EGD) Program – a $176 million program providing rapid commercial satellite imagery to warfighters and intelligence professionals across the US government. As a federal intelligence officer within the US public sector, Shane was at the forefront of integrating commercial remote sensing capabilities into counter-terrorism operations focused specifically on solving complex defense and intelligence problems around the world using activity-based intelligence disciplines.
Shane has completed eight overseas deployments and holds numerous public sector awards and accolades that include meritorious unit awards and achievement medals. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and resides in Denver Colorado with his wife and son.
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.
VP of Research
Passionate about complex problems, always in the quest for out of the box thinking and defining himself as an inventor, David Vilaseca leads the Research team at Satellogic. In this position, David has the mission of scanning present and future critical challenges in order to visualize breakthrough Earth Observation technologies and transform them into innovative solutions, pushing the capacity and reach of the Satellogic constellation.
Acknowledging that joint efforts are necessary to navigate the novel business of aerospace, Mr. Vilaseca also has the mission to identify key partnerships both in academia and the private sector.
With a background in electronic engineering and signal processing, David brings more than 10 years of experience prompted by creative thinking and problem solving skills applied through multiple in house positions with a strong focus on optics and payload systems engineering.
VP Product Imagery Platform
Ignacio Zuleta is the VP of Product Development for Imagery Platform at Satellogic.
Ignacio is a leader who works with technologists and scientists to help them productize and operationalize Earth Observation Missions. Mr. Zuleta believes that the most successful products are realized when design and operations are tackled simultaneously using a user-centered agile approach. He has supported Remote Sensing development groups as well as Payload Systems Engineering teams where they were able to operationalize novel data products at scale using a combination of hardware and software for the first time in their industries. Ignacio has extensive experience in instrument design, physical sciences, systems biology, earth observation and systems engineering in addition to innovation management.
Ignacio has previously served as Head of Remote Sensing at Indigo Agriculture, Inc. and Senior Director of Payloads at Planet Labs, PBC. He holds a doctorate in Physical chemistry from Stanford University and has served as a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, San Francisco.
VP Product Platform Applications
Sebastien Prioris joined Satellogic in 2022 and serves as VP of Product for Platform Applications.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.
VP of Mission Design
He is an electronics engineer with special interest in signal processing, estimation and control systems theory and applications. Beyond technology, Mariano is an avid reader and enjoys playing soccer and chess.
Director of Mission and Operations
Gonzalo Castillo is the Director of Mission & Operations at Satellogic. Bringing over 10 years of experience in control theory and industrial automation, he initially joined the company in 2018 as Launch Campaign Manager to oversee the worldwide launching and commissioning of satellites. Later, he took ownership of Satellite Operations, supervising a fleet of 26 satellites.
Previously, he designed, constructed, and commissioned complex motion and handling systems for several industries, such as automotive, pharmaceutical, mining, and food and beverage.
Gonzalo holds an Electronics Engineering degree from the University of Buenos Aires. Currently based in Argentina, he’s married with two children and enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, and trail running.
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 Marketing and Branding
Daniel Smulovitz brought more than 20 years of experience in Branding, Communications and Marketing to his position as VP of Marketing and Branding 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 Strategy and Corporate Development
Ryan Driver serves as VP of Strategy and 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 Global Supply Chain
Alessandro Comune serves as VP of Global Supply Chain. He joined Satellogic in April 2021 bringing 20 years of experience gained internationally in several technical and managerial roles.
Most recently, Alessandro provided leadership to the Procurement Team of OHB Systems in Munich, Germany, heading the Subcontractor Management Department. He dealt with the selection and management of space equipment suppliers, negotiating & executing complex development contracts from kick-off to final deliveries for Earth Observation and scientific missions within the ESA institutional market.
Previously, Mr. Comune was Project Manager at ABSL Space Products in Oxford, UK (now a division of EnerSys Advanced Systems) delivering Lithium-Ion batteries to several Satellite customers around the world. In 2007 he worked for Airbus Defence & Space in Stevenage, UK as Principal Engineer where he gained experience in the Eurostar E3000 telecoms satellite platforms and related customizations and evolutions.
Alessandro started his career in the Aviation Industry working on different Commercial and Military aircraft projects in Italy for Leonardo (former Alenia Aeronautica) and in the US at Lockheed Martin for the JSF F-35 program. He earned his MSc in Aeronautical Engineering cum laude from University of Napoli “Federico II” in Italy.
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.
VP of Information Security
Alberto Solino serves as VP of Information Security in Satellogic. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the security industry, in particular in penetration testing/red teaming practices and identity security.
Most recently, Alberto led the Innovation Labs team at SecureAuth, aiming at speeding up the time to market of innovative product features to the company’s solutions.
Prior to that, he spent 20 years at Core Security working as PM for the company’s flagship penetration testing product and also, on the services side, managing the company’s consulting services practice, leading engagements for Fortune 100 organizations.
Earlier in his career, Solino served at the Argentinian tax agency as a member of the Special Projects Group under the supervision of the World Bank. There, he assisted in providing security oversight to all new projects and helped develop an electronic system to securely administer tax information.
Alberto is 45 and has a background in computer programming and electronics.
Chief of Staff to the CFO
Maximiliano Waissbein is Chief of Staff to the CFO at Satellogic. He joined the company in 2012 bringing over 15 years of experience in the fields of accounting, finance and administration, especially focused in technology companies. He has proven success in developing local start-up companies into consolidated international firms.
Prior to Satellogic, Mr. Waissbein was the Administration and Financial Manager at Core Security Technologies, responsible for implementing procedures, policies and regulations in the departments involving budget, accounting, cash flow, and legal affairs. Earlier in his career, he founded Tintoec, an ecological dry cleaning business where he was responsible for supplier development and cash flow management. He also worked for a legal firm in several accounting-related positions.
Maximiliano holds a bachelor’s degree in General Administration from the Faculty of Exact Sciences, University of Buenos Aires. He also completed a postgraduate course in Corporate Finance at UCEMA, Argentina, and the Scaling Entrepreneurial Ventures Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.
VP of Finance
Ken Smith serves as VP of Finance for Satellogic since January 2020. He oversees the FP&A and Accounting functions.
Mr. Smith brings 15 years of corporate finance experience in all levels of finance and accounting roles. He most recently served as Director of Finance at Siemens in Charlotte, NC, where he led the finance function for a 1500 employee manufacturing plant for Large Gas Turbines. In addition to finance, accounting, and manufacturing, he has led international projects, employee development and performance management programs at Siemens.
Ken has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from University of Central Florida, as well as a MBA degree from New York Institute of Technology.
VP, Corporate Controller
Dustin Greer serves as VP, Corporate Controller for Satellogic. He joined the company in September 2022 and brings over 20 years of experience spanning public accounting and finance leadership roles primarily within public corporations.
Prior to joining Satellogic, Mr. Greer served as the Sr. Director of FP&A and Business Insights at Trilogy International Partners (an international wireless and wireline telecommunications provider), and he was a key team member who took the company public in 2017. Dustin also previously held finance and accounting leadership positions at Clearwire corporation (an American public wireless telecommunications company), and Infospace (a multinational public technology company). He began his career at Ernst & Young, serving as an auditor to both public and private companies.
Dustin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a double minor in Mathematics and Economics from Linfield College, as well as an MBA from Seattle University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
VP, Global Tax
Maggie Bell joined Satellogic in April of 2021 as the VP, Global Tax.
Prior to joining Satellogic, Maggie was with PricewaterhouseCoopers for almost 10 years. During her tenure with PwC, Maggie worked with both public and private companies in various corporate acquisitions, global restructuring and post-deal integrations. She has experience in the formation and utilization of foreign holding companies for cash repatriation strategies, local country tax planning strategies and debt restructuring. Maggie also has experience in the design and implementation of operationally focused tax efficient business models through supply chain structuring, as well as global structuring involving intangible property.
Maggie has a B.A. from Columbia College in Business Administration and Accounting, and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of South Carolina. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and South Carolina and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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