PredaSAR announced on Wednesday that Mike Moran, former vice president of space strategies at Peraton, has joined the small satellite data provider as chief operating officer.
“Mike has an incredible background and has built, launched, and operated some of our nation’s most important satellite systems,” said PredaSAR CEO Roger Teague. “He’s led teams who’ve delivered small satellite technologies, created innovative SAR capabilities, and developed integrated space strategies.”
At Peraton, Moran directed the growth strategy for the company’s Air Force space portfolio and shaped its broader space and cyber strategy within the defense and intelligence community markets.
He previously worked at Harris Corp. as executive director of government solutions. His military career included leadership of the Space Development and Test Wing at Kirtland AF Base in New Mexico and service within AF Space Command, the National Reconnaissance Office, DoD and NATO.
Moran holds a Certified Information Systems System Security Professional designation from (ISC)2 and Program Management Professional certification with the Project Management Institute.
“Mike will do a fantastic job leading PredaSAR’s operations and is a valuable addition to CEO Roger Teague’s leadership team,” said Marc Bell, PredaSAR co-founder and chairman. Bell continued, “Mike’s extraordinary depth in the space industry will be a significant accelerator to develop, deploy, and deliver advanced SAR products and services to government, military, intelligence, and commercial customers.”
Boca Raton, Fla.-based PredaSAR aims to build a commercial satellite constellation equipped with synthetic aperture radar technology and a ground network to support government and commercial clients.