Board of Directors
David J. Strobel - Chief Executive Officer
David J.Strobel is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Space Micro. Previously, he was President of Space Electronics Inc (SEi) and spent 18 years at SAIC and Northrop Electronics. He built SEi from a small R&D startup company to over $17M in annual sales with 125 employees before Maxwell Technologies acquired SEi. He has managed IC production for both space and military markets. As an Air Force officer, he managed microelectronics R&D for the MX, SICBM, and Minuteman rad hard missile programs. He holds two US patents for space radiation shielding. Mr. Strobel received an MBA from Claremont, an MS in Systems Management from University of Southern California, an MS in Nuclear Engineering from Cornell University, and a BS in Astronautical Engineering from US Air Force Academy.
David R. Czajkowski - Chief Operating Officer and PresidentDavid Czajkowski is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President at Space Micro. He co-founded SEi in 1992. He also founded CyberDog Communication Inc in 2000 and merged with Space Micro. Additional space industry experience include his co-invention of RAD-PAK™ radiation shielding packaging technology and leading teams for the development of over 150 different monolithic and multi-chip module microelectronic products. He is the holder of 5 US patents, has 7 additional patents pending, and has published numerous papers relating to radiation hardened space technologies. Mr. Czajkowski received a BSEE from San Diego University in 1986 and an MBA from San Diego University in 1990.
Tom Baxter joined Price Waterhouse in Los Angeles immediately upon receiving his MBA degree from UCLA in 1967. He spent his entire professional career with Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP until his retirement in 2005. Throughout his career, Tom was a high-energy partner who took the lead on in-house training and outside speaking on business issues, such as implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He was a founding sponsor of the Denver Chapter of National Association of Corporate Directors and its predecessor, The Directors Guild.
Dr. Martha Dennis
Dr. Martha Dennis has been a telecommunications technologist and entrepreneur as well as a venture capitalist during her 35-year career. Most recently she was with Windward Ventures. Ms. Dennis co-founded Pacific Communications Sciences, Inc., and Waveware Communications after heading up software development at Linkabit Corp. She serves on the advisory boards of several San Diego companies and chairs the board of NetSapiens. She also chairs the San Diego Commission on Science and Technology. She is past President of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Commnexus, the Bishops School, and UCSD Athena. She serves on the boards of Harvey Mudd College, the San Diego Foundation, and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and on the advisory boards of the UCSD Rady School of Management, the SDSU College of Engineering, and the Smith College Picker Engineering Program. She received a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.
Steven R. Hart
Steven Hart is CTO and co-founder of ViaSat Inc. He provides technical direction across the company in areas of networking, architectures, software and information security. He works with ViaSat’s diverse set of business areas to drive innovation and strategic positioning. He also supports business development activities, with technical support in product concept development, customer relations, and proposal activities. He contributed to the growth of ViaSat from 3 people in 1986 to an international company with over 2,200 employees. Mr. Hart has provided leadership in many of ViaSat’s products. Prior to joining ViaSat, Mr. Hart was a Staff Engineer and Engineering Manager at Linkabit Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Hart worked as a computer security analyst at the Merdan group on various projects for the National Security Agency and the Navy. He served the U.S. Air Force as an imagery intelligence specialist for four years. Mr. Hart holds an MA in mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, and a BS in mathematics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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