Business & Startup Experience

White Sands, New Mexico. May 2010.

White Sands, New Mexico. May 2010.

Co-Founder, Zero Point Frontiers Corp.

In 2008, I co-founded Zero Point Frontiers Corp. Over the next four years, I helped to build ZPFC into an aerospace and defense small business with 15 employees. During this time, ZPFC was providing concept development expertise, strategic input, and decision support to key decision makers and executives on a variety of civil, defense, and commercial space programs.

Speaking at ISDC 2011 in Huntsville, AL: "How Propulsion Technology Shaped Beyond-Low-Earth- Orbit Exploration Roadmaps"

Speaking at ISDC 2011 in Huntsville, AL: "How Propulsion Technology Shaped Beyond-Low-Earth- Orbit Exploration Roadmaps"

At ISDC 2011 in Huntsville, AL. Note the Bigelow Thruster on the Dynetics table in the background.

At ISDC 2011 in Huntsville, AL. Note the Bigelow Thruster on the Dynetics table in the background.

I was heavily involved in business operations and new business development. As Chief Financial officer (CFO) and Director of Business Operations, I developed and implemented procedures and systems relating to accounting, contracting, human resources, and information systems/technology. I created corporate color schemes, symbols, and branding. I established and maintained an auditable corporate rate structure for government and private contracting.

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Director of Future Applications, I developed and implemented all procedures and systems relating to business development and internal research and development, including pilot programs in iOS application development and podcasting. I led the corporate initiative for the use of iPads in the workplace, rolling out devices to all employees and working to integrate them into various corporate workflows, including green initiatives with NASA to reduce cost and waste of hard copy reports.

My ownership in ZPFC was sold to my business partners in April 2012.

Paris Air Show. 2011.

Paris Air Show. 2011.

ZPFC was a signature sponsor of Yuri's Night Huntsville in 2010 and 2011

ZPFC was a signature sponsor of Yuri's Night Huntsville in 2010 and 2011

Gondola over Utah. 2009.

Gondola over Utah. 2009.

Yuri's Night 2011 with ZPFC CEO Karin Feldman, Marc Ecko Stormtrooper Hoodie

Yuri's Night 2011 with ZPFC CEO Karin Feldman, Marc Ecko Stormtrooper Hoodie

Ares DM1 Test Fire, Promontory Point, UT. 2009. 

Ares DM1 Test Fire, Promontory Point, UT. 2009. 

 

Director of Business Development at Orion Propulsion, Inc.

I worked at OPI in 2008 as the Director of Business Development. In this position, I developed and implmented corporate strategies, community outreach approaches, and marketing design and content. As the company took on propulsion hardware development work for both government (the NASA Ares Launch Vehicle) and commerical (Bigelow Aerospace Forward Propulsion System) customers. I analyzed corporate financial performance in support of key decisions relating to facilities, benefits, hiring and capital expenditures. OPI was purchased by Dynetics in 2009.