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Satellogic’s new leadership appointments

Satellogic, a leader in sub-meter resolution satellite imagery collection, announced new key hires, aiming to bolster company leadership and expertise in the Earth Observation space.

Remco Takken November 29, 2021
Satellogic Accelerates Growth with Leadership Appointments

Four senior leaders, united by the vision, inspired by the technology behind it, bring unique expertise to solidify Satellogic’s team. “Since our founding, Satellogic has been driven by our mission to democratize access to geospatial data to help solve pressing problems,” said Emiliano Kargieman, CEO at Satellogic. “These exceptional leadership hires reflect our commitment to delivering on this mission across the business. Through our collective ambition, ingenuity, and determination.”

Promoting growth

Ryan Driver joins Satellogic as VP of Corporate Development. Most recently, Ryan developed strategies and executed on a wide range of initiatives for Maxar Technologies. Previously, Ryan was a CPA at KPMG in its M&A/financial due-diligence and audit practices. At Satellogic, Ryan will promote growth through M&A, partnerships, and other organic opportunities, and serve as a Satellogic ambassador within the industry.

Building out leadership

Julia Dormaar is going to be the new VP of People at Satellogic. Dormaar joins with strong international experience across the entire Human Resources spectrum. She stems from both established multinational corporations to highly dynamic start-ups. Julia Dormaar will work to scale up the organization, streamline HR operations and further build out leadership capabilities to fulfil Satellogic’s goals. There’s a strong focus on preserving core cultural differentiators around pushing the limits, taking ownership and continuous learning. These all have defined Satellogic’s diverse, determined and ambitious team. Mrs Dormaar previously spent time at Tesla. There, she led the EMEA HR team through the Model 3 ramp-up and European market expansion. She has also made her mark at Artemis GmbH, a start-up under the Audi brand. This company is focused on the development of premium autonomous electric vehicles. She and her team built-out the core recruiting and people management foundation.

Scaling compliance and reporting processes

Dustin Kapsa comes to Satellogic as VP of Accounting and Financial Reporting. Dustin is a CPA and has over 15 years of experience. He has been responsible for filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and technical accounting. He most recently served as the Director of Global Accounting Advisory, Global Financial Reporting and Global Consolidations at CDW Corporation in Chicago, IL. During this time, he was responsible for its filings with the SEC and the accounting policies for the organization. At Satellogic, Dustin will develop compliance and reporting processes to scale with Satellogic’s growth plans as a public company. Furthermore, he will co-lead a project to enhance its existing internal controls around financial reporting.

Developing sales culture, enablement and process

Brian Lantier joins Satellogic as EVP of Global Sales, and will lead global revenue growth efforts as Satellogic delivers its go-to-market execution and attains a recognized market leadership position. He brings 23 years of global IT service provider new logo sales and existing client growth leadership experience from such companies as EDS, Computer Science Corporation (DXC), Hewlett Packard, and recently from Unisys, where he led both the Latin America and Europe sales organizations. In addition to revenue growth, Brian will help develop Satellogic’s sales culture, sales enablement and process, sales operations, and client account management. Satellogic continues to build momentum across the business, harnessing global talent and industry defining expertise as the company seeks to remap the entire surface of the Earth daily in high resolution and at an affordable price-point, changing the way satellite data is accessed and used around the world.