Mark Sirangelo is the Chairman of Sierra Nevada Space Systems, a leading producer of satellites, propulsion systems and space sub-systems and is also the Executive Vice President of Sierra Nevada Corporation, a billion dollar aerospace and defense firm. Mr Sirangelo was the Chairman & CEO of SpaceDev, Inc., prior to its merging with Sierra Nevada Corporation. Prior to SpaceDev, he was the CEO of the QuanStar Group, an advanced technology commercialisation and investment company that identified promising technology companies and actively assisted in their growth. In addition to QuanStar, Mr Sirangelo founded and acted as Chairman and CEO of a major global communications firm, was an officer in an international investment bank and was an entrepreneurial managing partner in high growth technology design firm. Mr Sirangelo's board memberships include being the Chairman-Emeritus of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, the founding Chairman of the Center for Space Entrepreneurship, the California Space Authority, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the International Centre for Children. Corporate and personal awards include the Defense Industry's Fast Track 50, Deloitte's Fast Track 500, NASA/Space Foundation's Technology Hall of Fame, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year and Inc. Magazine's top 200 companies. Mr Sirangelo holds Doctorate, MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees, has been scientifically published, and has served as an officer in the US Military.
Chairman, Sierra Nevada Space Systems