Noel Rimalovski is a Managing Director at GH Partners, an independent New York-based investment banking firm. Mr. Rimalovski leads the firm’s representation of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, debt financings, and strategic advisory services to domestic and international clients. At GH, Mr. Rimalovski specializes in the telecom, media, technology, space and defense sectors.
Prior to joining GH, Mr. Rimalovski was with Macquarie Capital, Wasserstein Perella, and Lazard Frères.
Mr. Rimalovski graduated from Tufts College and received an MBA from Columbia Business School.Dr. Brian Barritt
Brian Barritt is CTO at Aalyria, an early-stage Google spinout, where he supports the backend infrastructure for orchestrating networks across land, sea, air, and space. Prior to joining Aalyria, he established a new industry consortium for 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks and supported open source connectivity at Meta. Brian was a Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google and the founding engineer of the Temporospatial SDN infrastructure that powered several terrestrial, high-attitude, and satellite networks at Alphabet and its partners, including Loon.
Brian has more than 15 years of experience in advanced wireless networks. Prior to his tenure at Google he led engineering programs at Cisco and space communications programs at NASA.
Brian earned an MBA in Management of Technology & Innovation and BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.Steve Kitay
Stephen Kitay co-leads Microsoft’s efforts to connect Azure with the space sector. The rapid advances in commercial, government and international space capabilities provides a unique opportunity to both enable the space industry through the power of Azure and leverage these space services for Azure customers. Stephen and the Azure Space team are developing capabilities and services to extend connectivity across the world, simulate digital space environments, discover new insights, and drive innovation both on the ground and in orbit.
Prior to Microsoft, Stephen served in the United States Government, most recently as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy where he had a key leadership role in the establishment of the U.S. Space Force. He has also held a range of positions in the Air Force, Intelligence Community and Capitol Hill. Stephen has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of West Florida.Campbell Marshall
Campbell Marshall currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Skyloom Global Corp., a telecommunications company founded with the mission to develop, deploy, and operate one of the fundamental pieces of tomorrow’s space communication infrastructure to provide data transport services on a planetary scale.
Prior to joining Skyloom, Campbell was part of the executive leadership team at Omnispace, where he successfully built and led their government and military-focused business, as well as played a key role in market expansion from the company’s inception.
Previously he was part of the small investment team at the Xerion Fund, a special situations hedge fund within Perella Weinberg Partners Asset Management in New York with over $3 billion under management. Prior to that, Campbell served as a Counterterrorism Operations Officer in the Central Intelligence Agency’s National Clandestine Service, conducting successful operations and liaising with partner services around the globe. Previously, as a key aide to U.S. Trade Representative and later Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick in the George W. Bush administration, he worked closely with trade delegations, foreign ministers, and heads of state to achieve landmark trade deals. Campbell also worked in key strategy and policy roles for both the George W. Bush and Jon Huntsman Jr. presidential campaigns, as well as on the 2000 White House Transition Team.
Campbell received a Master’s in Business Administration in finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also pursued a Masters of International Studies at the Lauder Institute. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy from Duke University. He is a member of the Meridian International Center’s Rising Leaders Council, and a “Young Atlanticist” with the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. He is fluent in Spanish.Michael Torres
Michael Torres is the USSF Chief of Digital Infrastructure and SpaceVerse with 20+ years of experience as multi-Disciplinary Technical Strategist, Architect, and Educator. Mr. Torres has successfully led multiple Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data, and IT agency-, department-, and Federal-level IT transformations. Mr. Torres is currently a CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Doctoral Candidate pursuing a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University.Ric VanderMeulen
Richard (Ric) A. VanderMeulen is the Vice President of Space & Satellite Broadband, Viasat Inc., a global broadband service and technology company. Viasat is the world’s largest operator of GEO Satellite Communication Capacity.
Since 2010, Mr. VanderMeulen is a strategy and thought leader in Viasat’s efforts to serve government and commercial markets with best available broadband networks extending reach and accessibility of broadband internet service, globally. He is engaged in the company’s innovations in designing highest-capacity satellites, secure ground infrastructure, and terminal technologies to provide broadband to fixed and mobile customers. He applies Viasat’s High Throughput/Capacity Satellite technologies to US Government and International markets for Ground Segment, Customer Premise Equipment, and highly assured Satcom-as-a-Service solutions.
He is an avid proponent of the Space and Satellite Communication industry, has published numerous papers on Space resilience and deterrence, and served on Boards of several industry organizations including Space & Satellite Professionals International, Satellite Industry Association, and Mobile Satellite Users Association.
Mr. VanderMeulen joined Viasat in 2001, as Vice President General Manager for Viasat’s Government Satcom business responsible for all Viasat’s government Satcom programs through 2009. Bringing both engineering and business expertise during his more than 35 years in the Satellite Communications industry, Mr. VanderMeulen has held senior general manager and program manager positions at Viasat, The Boeing Company responsible for Boeing’s Space and Communication Group new ventures, and Rockwell Collins responsible for design completion and production of multiple Satcom Systems including Milstar, SMART-T, SCAMP, and others.
Ric was born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.