Executive Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerBIO →
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Biggs Porter joined Maxar Technologies in August 2018 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Maxar, he spent five years as Executive Vice President and CFO at Fluor Corporation, and six years as CFO of Tenet Healthcare Corp. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions at Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and TXU.
He was twice named one of the 100 most influential people in finance by Treasury and Risk magazine, and was ranked as the top CFO in the engineering and construction industry by Institutional Investor magazine.
Mr. Porter has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Duke University and a Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) from the University of Texas at Austin, and he is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerBIO →
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Walter S. Scott is DigitalGlobe's founder and served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. He was responsible for DigitalGlobe's Platform and Services Business Units, as well as space system acquisition. From 1986 through 1992, Walter held a number of technical, program, and department management positions at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, including serving as the assistant associate director of the Physics Department. Prior to this, Walter served as president of Scott Consulting, a Unix systems and applications consulting firm. Walter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and a Doctorate and Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Executive Vice PresidentBIO →
Executive Vice President
Anil Wirasekara is Senior Financial Executive of Maxar Technologies. He is based at our office in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Mr. Wirasekara joined in 1992 and served as Manager of Operations Information and Financial Management at MDA, where he was a key manager in implementing the Company's growth and diversification strategy.
Previous to joining MDA, Mr. Wirasekara held a variety of financial management positions with a large multi-national organization as well as five years with Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants.
Mr. Wirasekara's professional affiliations include the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), The Society of Management Accountants of B.C. and the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Sri Lanka). He is also a graduate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Management (UK).
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource OfficerBIO →
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer
Andrea R. Bortner is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Maxar Technologies. She is based at our office in Westminster, Colorado.
Previous to joining SSL MDA in August 2016, Ms. Bortner served as EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer for Catalina. Prior to this role she held various roles of leadership at Harris Corporation. Ms. Bortner consulted as an executive coach for Insight Into Actions, Inc. and held progressively responsible positions with such leading companies as Electronic Data Systems, Georgetown University, PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) and Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS)
Ms. Bortner holds a bachelor's degree in industrial organizational psychology from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and an MBA from the University of Southern California. Her additional development includes leadership courses at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, along with numerous certifications in leadership, assessment, facilitation, and coaching.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate SecretaryBIO →
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Michelle Kley is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Maxar Technologies. She is based in our office in Westminster, Colorado.
Ms. Kley joined SSL in January 2012, serving as Associate General Counsel, Vice President, Legal at SSL.
Previous to joining SSL, Ms. Kley worked as a Corporate Associate for several top-tier law firms in San Francisco, including Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C. and Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Ms. Kley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology (with honors) from Sonoma State University and a J.D. degree from University of California Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall). Ms. Kley is admitted to practice in the State of California and District of Columbia.
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing OfficerBIO →
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Stephanie previously served as DigitalGlobe's SVP, Corporate Strategy, Communications and Marketing. She was an advisory partner with Genesis, Inc., a Denver-based consultancy since June 2013 where she provided strategy and investor relations consulting to companies in a broad range of industries.
Prior to Genesis, she was Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development at CenturyLink. Serving in the same role at Qwest Communications International, she was one of four senior executives selected to join the CenturyLink Leadership Team, post-merger. During her ten years at both companies, Stephanie's responsibilities included corporate strategy, product innovation, brand strategy, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining Qwest, Stephanie held various management and analyst positions including 18 years covering the Telecommunications Services sector as a top-ranked sell-side analyst on Wall Street. Stephanie joined Qwest in 2002 from Morgan Stanley where she served as senior telecommunications services analyst, and was recognized as an “All-Star Analyst” by Institutional Investor Magazine and a “Top Stock Picker” by the Wall Street Journal. Stephanie has served as a director of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. since July 2013.
Stephanie holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA in Economics from Wellesley College.
Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development OfficerBIO →
Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer
Bruce W. Stephenson is Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer at Maxar Technologies. He is based at our office in Westminster, Colorado.
Previous to joining Maxar in October 2016, Mr. Stephenson was a Partner at Bain & Company, a global consulting firm, since 2000. He collaborated with senior executives in the global aerospace and defense sector and other industries to develop and implement growth strategies, assess and integrate acquisitions, and implement performance improvement initiatives. Mr. Stephenson was an active duty U.S. Air Force officer from 1988-1998, serving in military space leadership roles at the National Reconnaissance Office, 45th Space Wing, and 2nd Space Operations Squadron. Following his active duty career, he continued to serve as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve until his retirement in 2012, focusing on space systems acquisitions, architectures and policy.
Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting OfficerBIO →
Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Jose Torres is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Maxar Technologies and is based in our office in Westminster, Colorado.
Jose joined DigitalGlobe in January 2016 as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer. Jose has over 22 years of experience in public company accounting, financial planning & reporting, treasury, and audit.
Prior to joining DigitalGlobe, Jose was the Vice President of Accounting, Financial Reporting and MIS for The ADT Corporation; the leader in home and business security solutions in North America. During his tenure at ADT, he led the optimization and simplification efforts of the controllership function, which resulted in the reduction in the month-end close processes, establishment of best practices, and implementation and leveraging of ADT’s finance systems. Prior to joining ADT, Jose held a number of roles with Tyco Int’l including North America Regional Assistant Controller, where he was instrumental in leading the Tyco’s finance transformation efforts which resulted in the establishment of an accounting shared service center in Boca Raton, FL. Prior roles include Corporate Controller for SimplexGrinnell (a Division of Tyco Int’l), Controller for optical retailer Sterling Vision and Assistant Treasurer at Safety Components International. Jose started his career in New York as a public accountant with Arthur Andersen. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of New York, New Jersey and Florida. Jose has a BS in Accounting and Business Management from Boston College, and a MBA from Florida Atlantic University.
Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public PolicyBIO →
Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy
Ms. Steinke previously served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy for DigitalGlobe.
Previously, she served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, director of congressional legislative affairs for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon and as director of the operations directorate at the White House.
Marcy holds a Masters, HSA from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The College of St. Scholastica.
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Risk OfficerBIO →
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Risk Officer
Jeff Robertson joined DigitalGlobe in February 2014 and currently served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
Prior to joining DigitalGlobe, from 2009-2013, Jeff led the Information Technology organization at ADT Security Services, where he served as Chief Information Officer. ADT provides security, video, and home automation solutions to over 6.5 million residential customers and over 100,000 large corporations and US Government agencies.
Additionally, Jeff's prior experience includes launching an internet start-up and serving as a Senior IT Portfolio Director at CNA Financial Services. Jeff started his career at IBM and spent ten years at Andersen Consulting (later known as Accenture) supporting Finance & Performance Management. Jeff holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University.
Senior Vice President, Integration and PerformanceBIO →
Senior Vice President, Integration and Performance
Jeff Guy is Senior Vice President, Integration and Performance at Maxar Technologies and is based in our office in Westminster, Colorado.
Mr. Guy joined DigitalGlobe in July 2011 and served in several roles including Senior Vice President, DigitalGlobe Finance; Vice President FP&A & Investment; and Vice President Business Transformation & Quality.
Prior to DigitalGlobe, from 2009-2011 Mr. Guy led transformational initiatives within the Technology Division of Hexagon (HEXA-B) in Calgary, Canada serving as Vice President, Business Transformation. Prior to Hexagon, Mr. Guy spent 10 years at Trimble (TRMB) in the GPS technology business during a profitable revenue growth period from $342M to over $2.2B in revenue. Jeff held a variety of corporate level director roles in worldwide distribution, logistics, supply chain, manufacturing, general management (P & L), merger & acquisition integration and business transformation. Jeff started his career in supply chain operations management with ITT in the Japanese automotive sector working as a tier one supplier to Honda, Mazda, and Toyota. Jeff has certifications as a kaizen facilitator and master black belt in Lean Six Sigma. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Supply Chain Management from Bowling Green and an MBA in International Business / Operations Management from the Haworth School of Business at Western Michigan University.
President, Government Systems SSLBIO →
President, Government Systems SSL
Mr. Richard L. White is President of Government Systems SSL, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems. In this role, he is responsible for bringing SSL and MDA capabilities to serve the U.S. Government.
Mr. White is an experienced senior U.S. Government programs executive with deep knowledge and access across numerous U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence, and civilian agencies. He has held leadership positions in general management, programs management, engineering, and business development across multiple mission areas. These include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, satellite antennas and payloads, and cyber security.
Mr. White was previously Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Corporation, a privately held services provider to the U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence, and civilian agencies.
Before that he served in senior management roles at Harris Corporation in its Government Communications Systems Division from 1982 to 2013. These included President, Healthcare Solutions; Vice President and General Manager, Cyber Integrated Solutions; Senior Executive, Washington D.C. Regional Operations; Vice President Programs, Information Technology Services; Vice President Business Development, Intelligence Agencies; and Director, Space Programs.
Mr. White is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. Rich resides in Reston, Virginia, and is located at the SSL Government Systems office in northern Virginia.
His affiliations include the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Space Foundation, and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).
Senior Vice President, Finance Corporate TreasurerBIO →
Senior Vice President, Finance Corporate Treasurer
Randy joined DigitalGlobe in April 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, based in Westminster, Colorado. He also serves as Senior Vice President and Corporate Treasurer of Maxar Technologies, DigitalGlobe’s parent company. As CFO, Randy is responsible for driving the financial performance of DigitalGlobe, including managing risk, planning and reporting. Previously, Randy worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for eight years, serving as Managing Director, Global Head of Aerospace and Defense. In that role he supported CEOs, CFOs and Boards of Directors, focusing on M&A and strategic finance. He has more than 20 years of finance experience at companies including AIG, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. Randy has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Vice President, Investor RelationsBIO →
Vice President, Investor Relations
Jason Gursky was most recently the senior U.S. aerospace and defense analyst with Citigroup, where he was named a top stock picker and top earnings estimator in the space by Thompson Reuters in recent years. Previously he has covered technology supply chains for JPMorgan and held various management roles in the telecommunications sector. He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, an MA in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University and a BA in International Relations from UC Davis.
Group President, MDABIO →
Group President, MDA
Most recently, Mr. Greenley was Sector President of L-3 WESCAM, based in Burlington, Ontario since 2016. L-3 WESCAM is a leader in Canada and worldwide in electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging and targeting sensor systems across defense, homeland security and law enforcement markets. Previously from 2013 to 2016, Mr. Greenley served as vice president and general manager of CAE Canada, supporting defence and security markets. Prior to CAE, he served from 2008 to 2013 with General Dynamics (GD), first as vice president of strategy and business development for GD Canada, then as vice president international for GD Mission Systems. From 2004 to 2008, he served as vice president of the modeling and simulation business at CAE.
Mr. Greenley holds a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from the University of Waterloo. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI). He is a past chair of the Industry Advisory Board, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) in Canada. In 2016, Mr. Greenley was named Defence Executive of the Year by Canadian Defence Review. He is also a 2012 recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to peers and country.
Group President, SSLBIO →
Group President, SSL
Mr. Dario Zamarian was appointed Group President of SSL in August 2017. He is based at our office in Palo Alto.
Mr. Zamarian brings a wealth of experience in leading transformative growth and strategic leadership to SSL, where he works closely with the senior executive team to support the needs of satellite operators around the world and drive growth into new markets.
Before joining SSL, Mr. Zamarian advised multiple technology companies affiliated with The Blackstone Group and served on several of their company boards. Most notably, he was instrumental in the strategy formulation, acquisition and integration activities that formed Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions.
Prior to that, Mr. Zamarian was Dell's Global Vice President and Worldwide General Manager of the Enterprise Systems & Solutions and the Networking Divisions from 2010-2013. Mr. Zamarian served as Vice President and General Manager, Systems and Network Management at Cisco Systems from 2004-2010.
Previously he held positions in corporate strategy, product management, sales and software engineering for several technology firms in Silicon Valley.
Mr. Zamarian holds an M.S.E.E. from Polytechnic of Turin, Torino, Italy and an M.B.A from INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration), Fontainebleau, France.
Chief Operating Officer, DigitalGlobeBIO →
Chief Operating Officer, DigitalGlobe
Jeff Culwell joined DigitalGlobe in 1998 and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. DigitalGlobe’s Operations serves our Commercial and US Government customers, providing low latency imagery via direct access to the satellite or via electronic terrestrial communications. Jeff is also responsible for our satellite constellation, remote ground terminals, and our customer installations enabling direct access to the constellation. Prior to DigitalGlobe, Jeff was at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on the Galileo mission to explore Jupiter and its moons and subsequently working on the Deep Space 1 mission to prove 13 new satellite technologies. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles.
Group President, Radiant SolutionsBIO →
Group President, Radiant Solutions
Tony previously served as Senior Vice President, General Manager of DigitalGlobe's Services business. Prior to joining DigitalGlobe, he led GeoEye's Marketing and Communications teams and provided executive oversight of its Information Services business. In this role, Tony led strategic initiatives to reposition GeoEye's offerings, grow revenue, and diversify the business. Prior to joining GeoEye, Tony served as Senior Director of Product Management at Cisco Systems, where he brought to market emerging technologies core to Cisco's video and collaboration strategy. Prior to Cisco, Tony held senior marketing roles at innovative technology firms of all sizes. He served as Vice President of Americas Marketing at Infor, Senior Vice President of Marketing at iPhrase Technologies an MIT start-up acquired by IBM, and Director of Business Development at pcOrder.com. Tony began his career in strategic consulting at Bain & Company. Tony holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard University, and a Bachelors of Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
President and Chief Executive OfficerBIO →
President and Chief Executive Officer
Daniel L. Jablonsky was appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Maxar Technologies and to the Company’s Board of Directors on January 13, 2019.
Previously, Mr. Jablonsky had served as President of DigitalGlobe since October 2017, when the company became part of Maxar Technologies. He joined DigitalGlobe in 2012 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and also held the role of General Manager, International Defense & Intelligence from 2015 to 2017.
Prior to DigitalGlobe, Mr. Jablonsky was a shareholder at the law firm of Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck, LLP from 2011 to March 2012, where he practiced corporate and securities law. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Jablonsky served as the Interim Co-General Counsel of Flextronics International Ltd., and from 2007 to 2010, he held the role of Senior Corporate Counsel, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions at Flextronics. Mr. Jablonsky previously was in-house counsel at UBS Financial Services, Inc., served in the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and practiced corporate and securities law with O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Mr. Jablonsky holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to law school, Mr. Jablonsky was an officer and nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy.
Chairman of the BoardBIO →
Chairman of the Board
Howell Estes, of Colorado Springs, CO, has been Chairman of the Board since December, 2018. He served previously as a Director of Maxar Technologies from October, 2017, Chairman of the Board of DigitalGlobe from February, 2011 and Director from May 14, 2007. General Estes is the President of Howell Estes & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm, since 1998. Gen. Estes serves on the Boards of Directors of Analytical Graphics, Inc., a software development company focused on spaceflight and national security, and the Air Force Academy Foundation. From 1965 to 1998, he served in the U.S. Air Force. At the time of his retirement from the Air Force, he was Commander-in-Chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the United States Space Command and also Commander of the Air Force Space Command. In addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Air Force Academy, he holds a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Auburn University and is a graduate of the Program for Senior Managers in Government at Harvard's JFK School of Government.
Chairman of the Risk CommitteeBIO →
Chairman of the Risk Committee
Mr. Chookaszian, of Wilmette, Illinois, has been a Director of the Company since July 28, 2005. Mr. Chookaszian is a Corporate Director. From November 1999 until February 2001, Mr. Chookaszian served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of mPower, Inc., a financial advice provider focused on the online management of 401(k) plans. Mr. Chookaszian served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNA Insurance Companies ("CNA") from September 1992 to February 1999. During his 27-year career with CNA, Mr. Chookaszian held several management positions at the business unit and corporate levels, including President and Chief Operating Officer from 1990 to 1992 and Chief Financial Officer from 1975 to 1990. He served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of CNA from 1999 to 2001. He served as Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Chookaszian currently serves as a Director on Career Education Corporation and CME Holdings. Mr. Chookaszian is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chairman of the Audit CommitteeBIO →
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Mr. Cyprus, of Mahwah, NJ has been director since October 5, 2017 previously director of DigitalGlobe since June 25, 2009. Mr. Cyprus was Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of General Motors Company, an automotive manufacturer, from December 2006 to July 2013. Prior to joining General Motors Company, from May 2004 to March 2006, Mr. Cyprus served as Senior Vice President, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer of Interpublic Group of Companies. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Cyprus was Vice President, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer at AT&T Corporation. Mr. Cyprus currently sits on the Board of Directors of Trusted Media Brands, Inc. (f/k/a Reader's Digest Association, Inc.) and is the Chairman of its Audit Committee. Mr. Cyprus also sits on the Board of Directors of Volt Information Sciences, Inc., and is the Chairman of its Audit Committee as well as a member of its Governance and Nominating Committee and Compensation and Benefits Committee. Mr. Cyprus holds a Master of Business Administration from New York University's Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Mr. Cyprus is also a certified public accountant.
Chairman of the Governance and Nominating CommitteeBIO →
Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee
Ms. Garver, of McLean, Virginia, has been a Director of the Company since July 30, 2015. Ms. Garver is General Manager of the Air Line Pilots Association. Ms. Garver served as Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 2009 to 2013. She previously worked at NASA from 1996 to 2001 within the Office of Policy and Plans, culminating in reporting directly to the NASA Administrator on NASA's policies and long range plans. Outside of NASA, Ms. Garver was Executive Director of the National Space Society for nine years and worked for Capital Space, LLC and DFI International as a Vice President.
Joanne Isham, of Alexandria, VA, has been a director since November 1, 2016. Ms. Isham had a distinguished career as a Senior Executive in the U.S. Intelligence Community until her retirement in 2006. She held senior policy and national security space positions, serving as deputy director, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency; deputy director, Science and Technology, Central Intelligence Agency; director, Congressional Affairs, Central Intelligence Agency; and director, Legislative Affairs, National Reconnaissance Office. Subsequently, she held executive positions with BAE Systems, Inc., High Performance Technologies, Inc. and L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc.
Mr. Kehler (USAF retired), of Alexandria, VA, has been director since November 1, 2016. Mr. Kehler has also served as a non-executive director of Inmarsat plc since May 2014. Mr. Kehler had a distinguished military career with deep focus on U.S. military space strategy and policy. He served as Commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Commander, Air Force Space Command; Deputy Commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Director, National Security Space Integration; and Commander, 21st Space Wing. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1975 as a Distinguished Graduate of the Pennsylvania State University R.O.T.C. program, has master's degrees from the University of Oklahoma in Public Administration and the Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies, and completed executive development programs at Carnegie-Mellon University, Syracuse University and Harvard University.
Mr. Kenning, of Vancouver, British Columbia, has been a Director of the Company since May 14, 2003. Mr. Kenning is a Corporate Director. Mr. Kenning was a Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management, a company involved in the real estate, asset management and power generation sectors, from 1995 to January 2005. From 1988 to 2005, Mr. Kenning was also Chairman and Managing Partner of B.C. Pacific Capital Corporation, a Brookfield affiliate active in merchant banking and investing. Mr. Kenning is currently a Director of the British Columbia Ferry Services Inc., West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., and the Fraser Institute. Mr. Kenning has also been Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Over the past ten years, Mr. Kenning has served as Director of a number of public and private corporations. In addition, Mr. Kenning is a past Governor of the Business Council of British Columbia and a past Director of the B.C. chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Kenning graduated from Queen's University with an MBA in 1973.
Dr. Mason, of Alexandria, VA., has been director since October 5, 2017, having previously been director of DigitalGlobe since Oct. 21, 2015. Dr. Mason was appointed president of Peraton's Space, Intelligence and Cyber sector, as of January 2018. Prior to joining Peraton, he was the Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer of Noblis, a nonprofit science, technology, and strategy organization since January 2014. Prior to joining Noblis, from May 2009 to January 2014, Dr. Mason was the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Systems and Resource Analyses (ADNI/SRA). Dr. Mason serves as a director of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, a 501(c)6 organization, and chairs its Audit and Compensation Committees. He also serves as a director on the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization and is an appointed member of the Intelligence Community Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Mason earned his doctorate and master's degrees in engineering physics (nuclear) from the University of Virginia, a master's degree in business administration from Northwestern University (Kellogg School), and a bachelor's degree in physics from The George Washington University.
Mr. Phillips, of West Vancouver, British Columbia, has been a Director of the Company since October 22, 2003. Mr. Phillips is a Corporate Director. Mr. Phillips retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the BCR Group of Companies in 2004. Prior to joining BCR, Mr. Phillips was Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. and previously held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer at the PTI Group Inc. and Dreco Energy Services Ltd. Mr. Phillips has also enjoyed a prestigious law career and was appointed Queen's Counsel in Alberta in 1991. Currently, Mr. Phillips is a Director of several corporations, including Canadian National Railway Corporation, Canadian Western Bank, Precision Drilling Corporation, and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Mr. Phillips has attained degrees in chemical engineering and law from the University of Alberta.
Chairman of the Human Resources and Management Compensation CommitteeBIO →
Chairman of the Human Resources and Management Compensation Committee
Mr. Zahler, of New York, New York, has been a Director of the Company since May 1, 2014. Mr. Zahler is Managing Director of Sagamore Capital Group LLC, a private equity firm pursuing investments in the aerospace/defense, industrial electronics and selected business service markets. From February 2000 to November 2007, Mr. Zahler was President and Chief Operating Officer of Loral Space & Communications Inc., a global satellite communications services provider and a manufacturer of commercial satellites. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Zahler held varying senior level management positions at Loral and its predecessor companies. From 1975 to 1992, Mr. Zahler was an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where he was elected Partner in 1983. Mr. Zahler currently serves as a Director of exactEarth Ltd. Mr. Zahler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Yale University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.