Team Member Category: Partners

Scott Bennett

Scott Bennett is an experienced geospatial and space professional who has run his own satellite image processing business and worked for a variety of private sector companies for over 30 years including:  geospatial airborne/space data start-ups, small-satellite manufacturing company, large publicly traded Defense Contractor, and a large International natural resource exploration company. Scott has spent his career bridging… Read more »

Bill Staus

Steve Nixon

Lee Steinke

BT Cesul

BT Cesul has served for 20+ years as defense intelligence analyst and team leader in space and counterspace systems engineering. Currently, Dr. Cesul holds the position of Sr Director of Capture for Umbra Space. He has previously worked as a Space Systems Engineer and Principal Intelligence Analyst for multiple entities within the National Security Space… Read more »

Brook Leonard

Maj Gen (Ret.) Brook J. Leonard retired from USSPACECOM, where he last served as the Deputy Commander and Director of Operations, Combined JointTask Force – Space Operations (CJTF-SO).  In that role he led the planning and execution of the command’s standup and global operational-level planning, fires, and maneuver for USSPACECOM to maintain advantage in space… Read more »

Charlie McGillis

Charlie McGillis is a dynamic senior executive who has more than 30 years of defense and executive leadership experience.  She is the Founder & CEO of 2 Polaris & Beyond, LLC, who works with clients and partners worldwide on strategy, business development and engagement in the public & private sector, with emphasis on the national… Read more »

Stu Pettis

Colonel Pettis served 29-years in the United States Air Force where he served primarily in space operations.   He served in space operations and policy assignments at Headquarters Space Force and Air Force, major command, numbered air force, and unit level.   Colonel Pettis served on the Secretary of the Air Force’s Space Force Planning Team, where… Read more »

Jennifer Reeves

High-energy, technically savvy, people leader with 28+ years of experience operating at the highest levels of decision making and national trust while managing no-fail Federal infrastructure and systems. Uniquely skilled technical and executive manager – led financial, manpower, and asset integration for $950B, 5-year budget build of 680K employee organization with 100+ operating locations.  Collaborative… Read more »

Chris DeSena

Chris DeSena was commissioned in 1995 through the Navy ROTC program at Vanderbilt University. Designated a Naval Aviator in 1997, Chris flew both operationally and as an instructor pilot. In 2004, Chris became an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer. Over the next ten years, Chris held a range of positions to include Operational Tester, Contracting Officer’s… Read more »