June 14, 2011
Vice President Sales & Distribution/Business Development
Bryan Hartin is the vice president of sales, distribution and business development for LightSquared and is responsible for the company's sales and distribution of satellite products and services as well as ongoing customer support programs. Additionally, he is charged with leading LightSquared's business development program supporting national retailers.
Hartin has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has served in key sales, channel management, account management, marketing and operations roles for leading telecommunications carriers and vendors.
Prior to joining LightSquared, Hartin served as vice president sales, marketing and customer support for SkyTerra Communications. Previous to this, he served as vice president of indirect distribution at Sprint Nextel. In this capacity he was responsible for leading Sprint Nextel's Dealer Program which consisted of more than 2,000 dealers operating in more than 10,000 locations across the U.S. and accounted for more than 25 percent of Sprint Nextel's wireless sales. Before his tenure with Sprint Nextel, Hartin served for 14 years with Nortel Networks including as vice president global accounts, managing several large carrier customer accounts, and held various sales, account management and marketing positions. He also served with Siemens as a member of their telecommunications group and served on the board of the Consumer Electronics Association - Wireless Communications.
Hartin earned a business degree from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. and an M.B.A. from The American University in Washington, D.C.
Senior Account Executive
Nick Mitsis has more than 15 years of experience in media and communications, with an emphasis on domestic and international media relations. As senior account executive at Environics Communications - a full-service North American public relations agency - Mitsis supports a variety of telecommunications, health care and nonprofit accounts.
Prior to joining Environics, Mitsis was manager of media and communications for Intelsat S.A., the leading global provider of satellite communications services. In this position, he was responsible for executing the company's worldwide media and public relations rebranding strategies after Intelsat's 2006 acquisition of PanAmSat, a $6.4 billion transaction. Before joining Intelsat, Mitsis was the editorial director of Via Satellite magazine and its suite of satellite communications publications. Mitsis also served as chairman of the industry's leading annual conference and exhibition hosting more than 8,000 attendees and 300 exhibiting companies.
President, Government Solutions
As Harris CapRock's president for government solutions, David Myers oversees the direction and growth of that division, which focuses exclusively on serving military and federal civilian agencies. With broad experience across both business and technical roles, Myers has been responsible for the launch of several groundbreaking products in the satellite communications industry.
Prior to this role, he served as the division's EVP and general manager where he led the development of CommandAccess™, the industry's first military-grade satellite subscription service incorporating commercial X-band satellites. During his tenure at Spacenet Inc., where he served as SVP of marketing and corporate development, Myers launched a number of product lines including Connexstar™, a first of its kind "off-the-shelf" broadband satellite service exclusively for enterprise clients. He also led the development of Spacenet's first nationwide carrier-class VoIP telephone service, as well as the ION™ series of ruggedized rapidly deployable satellite equipment systems.
Myers holds an M.B.A. in technology marketing from Rice University, a Master of Science in telecommunications from Madison University and undergraduate degrees in business and international relations from Southern Methodist University.
Donald L. Thoma has served as the executive vice president of marketing for Iridium since May 2008. Previously at Iridium, Thoma served as executive vice president of corporate development, executive vice president of vertical markets, and executive vice president of data services.
Prior to joining Iridium, he served as vice president of marketing and business development for ObjectVideo Inc. Prior to that, he held various positions of responsibility for ORBCOMM, ranging from senior director of transportation to founder and general manager of the vantage tracking solutions business unit and vice president, business development, and was the director of integration and launch operations for Orbital Sciences Corporation. Previously, he served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force Space Division.
Thoma holds a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a master's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
VP North American Sales
Bill Wilt joined GeoEye in August of 2005 and is responsible for North American commercial and federal government sales. GeoEye's business development and government relations activities also report to Wilt. He has more than 25 years of industry experience in the remote sensing and aerospace industry and is a retired Navy officer.
Prior to joining GeoEye, Wilt was the director and acting vice president of Intelligence Systems at BAE Systems in Reston, Va. Before that, Wilt was director of advanced programs at Lockheed Martin. His experience includes business development, program management of imagery dissemination systems, strategic planning and division management of remote sensing architecture programs. Wilt served as an aviator in various Navy squadrons, and he worked strategy, plans and policy issues, principally involving outer space, while assigned to both the chief of naval operations and the secretary of the Navy staffs.
Wilt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Arts degree in national security affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Business Administration from the Marymount College of Virginia. He serves on the George Mason College of Science Advisory Committee.