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.Jason Kim
Jason Kim became chief executive officer of Millennium Space Systems, a non-fully integrated Boeing subsidiary based in El Segundo, California, in December 2020. Millennium Space Systems provides alternative, relevant and affordable solutions to today’s aerospace challenges. The company designs space flight systems and develops space mission and system solutions for the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as well as commercial customers.
Kim has more than two decades of experience in executive management involving small and large satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles, mission payloads, ground systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data processing, command and control, launch, program management, systems engineering, prototyping, assembly and integration, and testing and operations of aerospace and defense systems.
Previous to his current position, he was the business development executive at Raytheon Intelligence & Space, where he led a team to fully develop and execute a global and domestic growth strategy. He worked to meet the growth goals of a vertically integrated, multi-billion-dollar space and command-and-control business.
From 2006 to 2019, Kim demonstrated his ability to grow companies as vice president of Strategic Planning at Millennium Space Systems and as a program manager at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
From 1999 to 2006, he served as a program manager in the U.S. Air Force’s Space Superiority Systems Program and Reconnaissance Systems Program offices, where he gained a deep background in advancing autonomous systems starting on unmanned aerial vehicle programs such as the Global Hawk and Predator and growing to acquisitions and developments of first-of-its-kind classified and unclassified space and ground systems.
Kim has served on the National Defense Industrial Association board of directors and Space Enterprise Consortium formation committee and has been an active member of the National Security Space Association.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles Anderson School of Management.
Russ “Mr Wizard” Matijevich is the Chief Growth Officer for Airbus US Space & Defense, Inc. He is the senior executive leading Airbus US efforts in strategy, business development, government relations, strategic communications, and marketing in support of all Airbus US lines of business.
Russ is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with over 30 years of space, satellite, and aeronautics/aviation experience. During his military career, he led teams on worldwide deployments integrating space-based solutions into tactical environments; was the Chief Engineer for the Transformational Communications Satellite (TSAT) space segment, and retired as the Deputy Director, Space Policy, within the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Since his retirement from active duty in 2011, Russ has served in key executive positions with Northrop Grumman, HawkEye 360, and most recently as Chief Engineer at BAE Systems where he worked several projects expanding BAE’s space-radiation hardened electronics product portfolio.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from Mississippi State University and a Master of Science degree in astronautical engineering from West Coast University. An accomplished competitive sailboat racer, he is also an award-winning photographer and enjoys songwriting and playing his guitar.Clive Oates
Clive Oates is the Business Development lead Five Eyes Nations for Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), where he is responsible for SSTL’s business across earth observation, communications, navigation and lunar.
Prior to joining SSTL, Clive spent over 20 years with Ericsson, holding executive roles in software engineering, technology solutions and business development – working in Sweden, Canada, The United Kingdom and South Africa.
Clive started his career working for NATO’s Communication and Information Agency in The Netherlands.Dr. Marco Villa
Chris Winslett is currently the Program Director for Lockheed Martin’s SDA Transport Layer program. He is responsible for leading the design, development and build of 10 satellites to support the Space Development Agency (SDA) in creating the National Defense Space Architecture (NSDA).
Before joining Lockheed, Chris was the Director of Programs and Acting CTO for OneWeb Satellites (OWS). His was responsible for managing all OWS programs as well as growing and developing the OWS customer community.
Chris started his career at Boeing Defense and Space (Hughes Space & Comms) and held numerous leadership position; including: BDS Site Consolidation Lead for Southern California where he was responsible for managing the site consolidation efforts across all Boeing facilities in Southern California. Director of Platform & Payload Products for the Satellite Vehicles Engineering group with responsibilities for the execution of all satellite platforms & payloads, including wire harness, integration and test (AI&T), mechanical design engineering and IPT management. In addition, Chris has held various leadership position in both new business and program management for US Government and commercial programs.
Chris earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in International Management from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 1999. He is married and has 2 children.