United by a passion for space and communications

WALT ANDERSON, FOUNDER & CEO

  • 25+ years of experience in creating fast growing successful organizations
  • Serial entrepreneur who has generated US$2.1 billion in shareholder value
  • Founder, Esprit Telecom PLC, the first pan-European telecommunications operator, which IPO’d (NASDAQ-ESPRY) and was acquired for ~€1B
  • Founder Telco Communication Group, Inc., which IPO’d in 1997
  • Co-founded the International Space University in 1988

DAVID CHAMBERS, FOUNDER & CTO

  • Extensive experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry
  • Worked in business development and techno-economic roles at satellite operators Teledesic and Inmarsat
  • Advanced polymer and composite materials industry background

MANUEL ESPERON, DIRECTOR, VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT

  • Mr. Esperon is coordinating and supervising the activities of contractors in relation to the development of Avealto’s initial commercial vehicle and brings years of experience in multiple aeronautic R&D projects
  • Worked with Boeing on an new Additive Manufacturing process and also managed a team developing other key systems for them
  • Instrumental at Johnson Controls in improving quality control systems for engineering teams in Europe

JAIME GAMELL-RIERA, DIRECTOR REGULATORY AFFAIRS

  • 25+ year experience as with strategic positions in telecom industry
  • Worked for both telecom service and equipment vendors
  • International experience in Europe, USA, Middle east and South America
  • Has worked with governmental organization on strategic and regulatory planning

CARLOS GARDELLINI, DIRECTOR, PAYLOAD DEVELOPMENT

  • Extensive experience in satellite design and engineering and has worked project management for entrepreneurial space and telecom companies. 
  • Has held senior posts at the Space Development Company, MicroSat Launch Systems and Esprit Telecom. 
  • Member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft, where he designed equipment that successfully flew on three Space Shuttle missions. 

THOMAS A. OLSON, DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 

  • IT business systems engineer and analyst in the Communications, Aerospace, and Publishing sectors with over 30 years of experience
  • Serial entrepreneur and a co-founder of Esprit Data and CMD Services
  • Project management lead for NewSpace Business Plan Competition, a project of the Center for Space Commerce and Finance