[Via Satellite 08-10-2015] Surrey Satellite Technology US (SST-US), the Colorado-based subsidiary of SSTL, has added Stephen Eisele and Rick Sanford to its business development team. Eisele and Sanford report to COO Doug Gerull in SST-US’s focus on developing new business and expanding existing opportunities within the United States aerospace market.
Eisele comes to SST-US with 12 years of international business experience managing multi-million-dollar companies and startups across numerous industries, including aerospace and defense. He recently held business development positions in an executive role with Space Service Holdings, where he led the commercial infusion effort for the NASA Sunjammer Solar Sail Mission. Eisele also directed commercial sponsorship and business development efforts with Excalibur Almaz, a space tourism company, and worked with the XPRIZE Foundation.
Sanford brings more than 26 years of experience in solution development, market creation, and business development, having previously served as COO for Cisco IRIS and as director of space and intelligence in Cisco’s global government solutions group. Following Cisco, he founded SpaceGroundAmalgam, a management and space systems consulting firm, and became a partner with Hudson Fairfax Group, a private equity and business development boutique specializing in growth capital for cyber, intelligence, and security companies.
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