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The SpaceLink team is composed of top engineers and executives with many years of industry success

David Bettinger

Chief Executive Officer

David Bettinger

A business and technology visionary, Dave has 30 years’ experience in innovative satellite communications. His expertise includes digitally regenerative satellite payloads, optical intersatellite links, electronically steered phased array antennas, and network architectures. Previously VP of Comms Systems & Development at OneWeb and CTO at iDirect, David’s career began at Hughes Network Systems. With BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, he has authored more than 50 technical papers and holds seven satellite communications patents.

Anthony J. (Tony) Colucci

Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer

Anthony J. (Tony) Colucci

Tony is a global business strategy executive with more than 30 years’ experience in satellites and space. He identified the opportunity and led the acquisition of the business that became the basis for SpaceLink. He held key leadership roles in two international satellite start-ups. Previous roles included VP of Business Development at Space Systems Loral and Deputy Chair of KACOMM, responsible for Loral’s equity investment, plus senior posts at Hughes and Rockwell International. Tony has a BS in Astrophysics from the University of New Mexico, and an MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Larry Rubin

Chief Operating Officer

Larry Rubin

Larry is a highly experienced program management and operations executive with more than 35 years in the space industry. Key roles include delivering innovative spacecraft systems at Space Systems Loral and directing Commercial Systems Engineering at Hughes, now part of Boeing. Larry has a BS in Physics from the University of Michigan and completed the Management Development Program at UCLA Anderson. He was awarded a NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal for leading the Galileo Probe systems engineering team.

Rabindra (Rob) Singh

Chief Technology Officer

Rabindra (Rob) Singh

Rob specializes in innovative satellite communications solutions and their integration into existing and emerging 5G networks. As VP of Strategy Initiatives and Chief Architect at Maxar Technologies, (previously SSL) he developed business strategy and technology roadmaps for disruptive solutions. As leader of the Comms Systems team, Rob was responsible for payloads on more than 60 geostationary satellites. He holds engineering degrees from the University of Waterloo, Canada and a Corporate Innovation Certificate from Stanford University Graduate School.

David Lihani

General Counsel

David Lihani

David brings over 25 years of space experience with a focus on corporate governance, commercial transactions, trade compliance, risk management, and national security. His career includes roles at Astrolabe, Maxar, and Virgin Galactic and he was outside counsel to the UAE Space Agency. He also worked at SES, Lockheed Martin, and SAIC and law firms in NY and DC. He began his career as a flight officer in the U.S. Navy and earned a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy. He holds an MA from the University of Maryland, and a law degree from George Washington University.

Larry Alder, PhD

Senior Vice President of Products and Services

Larry Alder, PhD

Dr. Alder is responsible for developing and defining the SpaceLink service offerings. Previously he was COO at OneWeb. He spent more than a decade at Google where he focused on global internet access and he was on the board of O3b Networks until it was acquired by SES in 2016. He co-chaired the U.S. Dept. of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee from 2014-2018. He has a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford and a BS in Engineering from UCLA.

David Nemeth

Senior Vice President of Systems Engineering

David Nemeth

David Nemeth is expert at developing and modeling systems architectures for satellite communications. Before joining SpaceLink he was Senior Director of System Modeling at OneWeb and he was VP of Ground Systems Architecture at iDirect. He has a Bachelor’s degree in physics from Cornell University and a Masters degree in physics from UC, Berkeley. He holds three patents related to secure communications, MEMS, and VSAT communications.

Craig Moll

Vice President of Commercial Business Development

Craig Moll

Craig Moll helps spacecraft operators maximize the use of their assets with the SpaceLink relay system. Before joining SpaceLink he was at PATHFINDER Space Advisors, which helps emerging space companies enter new markets. Previously he was VP of Sales & Marketing at Space Systems Loral and he was MD of PanAmSat Europe. Earlier he was a telecom policy specialist at NTIA. Mr. Moll holds a BA from Texas State University, and an MA from the University of Texas.

Lenny Low

Vice President of Space Segment

Lenny Low

With eight patents to his name, Lenny Low is an expert in spacecraft platform architectures. He spent 27 years at Maxar where he was responsible for business strategy and development of LEO, MEO and GEO platform solutions. As Executive Director of the Spacecraft Platform Operations Directorate, he managed an organization of 600 engineers and technicians. He also worked at both Lockheed and TRW. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford.

Tom Leisgang

Vice President of Ground Segment

Tom Leisgang

Tom Leisgang is a multi-disciplinary expert who brings unique perspectives to satellite and space missions. Before joining SpaceLink he was Technical Director for Ground Systems Mission Engineering & Operations at Maxar. He was Ground Segment Manager for the satellite segment of Australia’s national broadband network and established satellite control infrastructure for the satellites. He began his career managing a satellite test facility at Lockheed Martin.

David Pattillo

Vice President of Spectrum Management

David Pattillo

David Pattillo oversees SpaceLink’s regulatory and spectrum management and leads coordination with the ITU, FCC and other regulatory bodies. Before joining SpaceLink he worked with SpaceX to manage international and domestic coordination of its StarLink constellation of more than 4,000 NGSO satellites, and he spent more than 20 years at DIRECTV where he was Director of the Space & Communications Group. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering.

Doug Kotval

Vice President of Supplier Management

Doug Kotval

Doug Kotval provides strategic sourcing leadership and manages supplier and partner relationships for SpaceLink. Previously he spent 24 years at Maxar Technologies and its predecessor company, Space Systems Loral. There he was Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing for Space Infrastructure and Lead Supply Chain Manager for major R&D projects including digital payload processor development, phased array antenna technologies, and advanced photonics.