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October 23rd, 2018

ATLAS Space Operations Names Dr. Sean Casey as VP of Business Development 

Sean Casey, Ph.D, is the new Vice President of Business Development for ATLAS Space Operations, Inc.

Dr. Casey brings to ATLAS a long track-record of success, including more than 25 years of leadership experience and unparalleled subject-matter-expertise.

Dr. Sean Casey, VP of Business Development for ATLAS Space Operations

Sean Casey comes to ATLAS from Silicon Valley, California, where he was a Principal at the investment banking merger and acquisitions firm, NewCap Partners, where he served as the President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI).

Dr. Casey co-founded two separate business accelerators for NewSpace entrepreneurs, including the New York Space Alliance (NYSA), and the Silicon Valley Space Center (SVSC), for which he served as its Managing Director between 2012 and 2017, championing early-stage startups in commercial space industry. Prior to his work with the SVSC, Sean served more than 20 years at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Ames Research Center.

Dr. Casey is a member of the Suborbital Applications Researchers group of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF). He holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Chicago, and MBAs from both Columbia and the Berkeley Hass Schools of Business.

Executive Comments

Sean McDaniel, the CEO of ATLAS, said the company has seen steady growth this year both in sales and as a company. With the introduction of the company's revolutionary antenna technology, and the continued expansion of our global ground network, this was the perfect time to bring in Dr. Casey to expand ATLAS’ commercial lines of business. He is an ideal fit for our team. Overall, ATLAS is experiencing great success across the industry, especially with the U.S. government.  However, with the high demand emerging from the private sector, there is so much more room to grow and there is no doubt that the firm has found the perfect fit for this important position.

Dr. Casey added that he is excited to join the ATLAS team. Sean McDaniel and his team have done a great job and ATLAS is on track to capture a significant portion of the NewSpace market’s data and communications services and the company’s capability for disrupting the industry reaches much farther. Space entrepreneurship is a global phenomenon. NewSpace grew tremendously during the past decade and the sector continues to expand at a near-exponential rate. Dr. Casey's role at ATLAS will be to cultivate and curate the wealth of opportunities in NewSpace where ATLAS is perfectly poised to meet or exceed the demand for cost-effective and reliable data and communications services.