Barry is the CEO at BridgeComm, bringing his extensive background in the mobile wireless and Space 2.0 sectors. His experience has a number of leadership roles including as Sr VP of business development and advanced concepts at Virgin Orbit, Sr VP of sales and business development at SpaceX, and nearly two decades at Qualcomm, where he had a number of roles including as VP of Wireless Connectivity. He also has worked with several early stage technology companies in development and management roles. Barry holds a Bachelor of Science in business from Arizona State University and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona.
Chief Operating Officer
Joe has 30 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 NGIS), 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.
Chief Technology Officer
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, now MAXAR) and Orbital Sciences (now NGIS), 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.
Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
Rick is an executive leader with over 30 years of experience in communications systems analysis, design, integration, and maintenance. He is a recognized pioneer in the Space, Cyber and Networking communities and has international team leadership experience in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and select Middle Eastern countries. Rick started his career in the United States Air Force, studied Computer Information Systems at Strayer College and served over 12 years with Cisco Systems, Inc. where he was responsible for building the U.S. National Security business and founding the company’s Space business as part of the Global Government Solutions Group. Rick founded space systems consulting firm SpaceGroundAmalgam, LLC in 2009 and was a Partner with mid-market strategic investment firm Hudson Fairfax Group for three years. Rick spent 10 years on the International Space University Board of Trustees, currently serves on the Board of Space Micro, Inc. in San Diego, CA. and is the President of the Board of Habitat for Humanity of Teller County Colorado.
Director of Finance
David has over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting. He has held the roles of Controller, Director of Finance, and Chief Financial Officer with early stage and rapidly growing companies in a variety of industries. His responsibilities have included all aspects of financial management, including financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling, and investor relationships. He was most recently with Special Aerospace Services, an aerospace engineering consulting firm. He also held positions with ZeaChem, a biofuel company, and RGL Forensics. David began his career in public accounting as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand and is a licensed CPA. David has an MBA in Accounting from New York University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
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