Management

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Maxar Technologies

Howard L. Lance*, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Howard L. Lance is President and Chief Executive Officer of Maxar Technologies. He also serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of our U.S. operating company, Maxar Technologies Holdings Inc. He is based at our office in San Francisco.

Previous to joining Maxar, Mr. Lance served as Executive Advisor- Private Equity at the Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) since 2012. Mr. Lance served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) from January 2003-December 2011. Harris is a leading global provider of communications and information technology products, software, systems and services to government, defense, and commercial markets. Before joining Harris, Mr. Lance was President of NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) and Chief Operating Officer of its Retail and Financial Group. Previously, he spent 17 years with Emerson Electric Company (NYSE:EMR) including as executive vice president of its Electronics and Telecommunications Group, chief executive officer and director of its Astec Plc electronics subsidiary based in Hong Kong, group vice president of its Climate Technologies group and president of its Copeland Refrigeration division.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering (with honors) from Bradley University, and a Master of Science degree in management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He serves on the Board of Directors of Summit Materials, Inc (NYSE:SUM) as non-executive chairman and on the Board of Directors of Change Healthcare, Inc. as non-executive chairman.

Anil Wirasekara, Chief Financial Officer (Interim)

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Anil Wirasekara is Chief Financial Officer (Interim) of Maxar Technologies. He is based at our office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Mr. Wirasekara joined in 1992 and served as Manager of Operations Information and Financial Management at MDA, where he was a key manager in implementing the Company’s growth and diversification strategy.

Previous to joining MDA, Mr. Wirasekara held a variety of financial management positions with a large multi-national organization as well as five years with Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Wirasekara’s professional affiliations include the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), The Society of Management Accountants of B.C. and the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Sri Lanka). He is also a graduate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Management (UK).

Andrea Bortner, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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Andrea R. Bortner is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Maxar Technologies. She is based at our office in San Francisco.

Previous to joining SSL MDA in August 2016, Ms. Bortner served as EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer for Catalina. Prior to this role she held various roles of leadership at Harris Corporation. Ms. Bortner consulted as an executive coach for Insight Into Actions, Inc. and held progressively responsible positions with such leading companies as Electronic Data Systems, Georgetown University, PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) and Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS)

Ms. Bortner holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial organizational psychology from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and an MBA from the University of Southern California. Her additional development includes leadership courses at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, along with numerous certifications in leadership, assessment, facilitation, and coaching.

Tony Frazier, President Radiant Solutions

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Tony previously served as Senior Vice President, General Manager of DigitalGlobe’s Services business. Prior to joining DigitalGlobe, he led GeoEye’s Marketing and Communications teams and provided executive oversight of its Information Services business. In this role, Tony led strategic initiatives to reposition GeoEye’s offerings, grow revenue, and diversify the business. Prior to joining GeoEye, Tony served as Senior Director of Product Management at Cisco Systems, where he brought to market emerging technologies core to Cisco’s video and collaboration strategy. Prior to Cisco, Tony held senior marketing roles at innovative technology firms of all sizes. He served as Vice President of Americas Marketing at Infor, Senior Vice President of Marketing at iPhrase Technologies an MIT start-up acquired by IBM, and Director of Business Development at pcOrder.com. Tony began his career in strategic consulting at Bain & Company. Tony holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard University, and a Bachelors of Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Stephanie Georges, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

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Stephanie previously served as DigitalGlobe’s SVP, Corporate Strategy, Communications and Marketing. She was an advisory partner with Genesis, Inc., a Denver-based consultancy since June 2013 where she provided strategy and investor relations consulting to companies in a broad range of industries. Prior to Genesis, she was Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development at CenturyLink. Serving in the same role at Qwest Communications International, she was one of four senior executives selected to join the CenturyLink Leadership Team, post-merger. During her ten years at both companies, Stephanie’s responsibilities included corporate strategy, product innovation, brand strategy, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Qwest, Stephanie held various management and analyst positions including 18 years covering the Telecommunications Services sector as a top-ranked sell-side analyst on Wall Street. Stephanie joined Qwest in 2002 from Morgan Stanley where she served as senior telecommunications services analyst, and was recognized as an “All-Star Analyst” by Institutional Investor Magazine and a “Top Stock Picker” by the Wall Street Journal. Stephanie has served as a director of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. since July 2013. Stephanie holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA in Economics from Wellesley College.

Mike Greenley, Group President MDA

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Most recently, Mr. Greenley was Sector President of L-3 WESCAM, based in Burlington, Ontario since 2016. L-3 WESCAM is a leader in Canada and worldwide in electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging and targeting sensor systems across defence, homeland security and law enforcement markets. Previously from 2013 to 2016, Mr. Greenley served as vice president and general manager of CAE Canada, supporting defence and security markets. Prior to CAE, he served from 2008 to 2013 with General Dynamics (GD), first as vice president of strategy and business development for GD Canada, then as vice president international for GD Mission Systems. From 2004 to 2008, he served as vice president of the modeling and simulation business at CAE.

Mr. Greenley holds a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from the University of Waterloo. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI). He is a past chair of the Industry Advisory Board, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) in Canada. In 2016, Mr. Greenley was named Defence Executive of the Year by Canadian Defence Review. He is also a 2012 recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to peers and country.

Timothy M. Hascall, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

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Tim previously served as DigitalGlobe's Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining DigitalGlobe, from 2004 to 2011, Tim served as a senior executive at TriZetto, most recently as President, BCBS Market. Additionally, Tim’s prior experience includes General Manager, North America for Equitant. Tim began his business career with Andersen Consulting, later Accenture, and was made partner in 1996. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska, and achieved the rank of Major in the United States Marine Corps, serving as an imagery intelligence officer.

Daniel Jablonsky, President DigitalGlobe

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Dan previously served as DigitalGlobe’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and General Manager, Defense & Intelligence. Prior to DigitalGlobe, Dan was a partner at Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck, led global legal teams while at Flextronics International LTD, a global multi-billion dollar technology supply chain company, and began his legal career with O'Melveny & Myers. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law. Additionally, Dan served as a Surface Warfare Officer and Nuclear Engineer in the U.S. Navy.

Michelle Kley*, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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Michelle Kley is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Maxar Technologies. She is based in our office in San Francisco.

Ms. Kley joined SSL in January 2012, serving as Associate General Counsel, Vice President, Legal at SSL.

Previous to joining SSL, Ms. Kley worked as a Corporate Associate for several top-tier law firms in San Francisco, including Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C. and Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Ms. Kley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology (with honors) from Sonoma State University and a J.D. degree from University of California Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall). Ms. Kley is admitted to practice in the State of California and District of Columbia.

Angela Lau, Senior Vice President Tax and Finance

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Angela Lau is Senior Vice President, Tax and Finance of Maxar Technologies. She is based at our office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ms. Lau also served in various leadership positions in the taxation and treasury functions of MDA.

Previous to joining MDA in September 2006, Ms. Lau worked for many years as an income tax advisor at KPMG and was the head of taxation at a Canadian biotechnology company. Ms. Lau also served on the Industry Tax Committee of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Ms. Lau earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with honors) from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Jason Gursky, Vice President, Investor Relations

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Jason Gursky was most recently the senior U.S. aerospace and defense analyst with Citigroup, where he was named a top stock picker and top earnings estimator in the space by Thompson Reuters in recent years. Previously he has covered technology supply chains for JPMorgan and held various management roles in the telecommunications sector. He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, an MA in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University and a BA in International Relations from UC Davis.

Jeff Robertson, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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Jeff Robertson joined DigitalGlobe in February 2014 and currently served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Prior to joining DigitalGlobe, from 2009-2013, Jeff led the Information Technology organization at ADT Security Services, where he served as Chief Information Officer. ADT provides security, video, and home automation solutions to over 6.5 million residential customers and over 100,000 large corporations and US Government agencies.

Additionally, Jeff's prior experience includes launching an internet start-up and serving as a Senior IT Portfolio Director at CNA Financial Services. Jeff started his career at IBM and spent ten years at Andersen Consulting (later known as Accenture) supporting Finance & Performance Management. Jeff holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University.

Dr. Walter S. Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

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Dr. Walter S. Scott is DigitalGlobe’s founder and served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. He was responsible for DigitalGlobe’s Platform and Services Business Units, as well as space system acquisition. From 1986 through 1992, Walter held a number of technical, program, and department management positions at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, including serving as the assistant associate director of the Physics Department. Prior to this, Walter served as president of Scott Consulting, a Unix systems and applications consulting firm. Walter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and a Doctorate and Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Marcy Steinke, Senior Vice President Government Relations and Public Policy

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Ms. Steinke previously served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy for DigitalGlobe. Previously, she served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, director of congressional legislative affairs for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon and as director of the operations directorate at the White House. Marcy holds a Masters, HSA from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The College of St. Scholastica.

Bruce Stephenson, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer

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Bruce W. Stephenson is Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer at Maxar Technologies. He is based at our office in San Francisco.

Previous to joining Maxar in October 2016, Mr. Stephenson was a Partner at Bain & Company, a global consulting firm, since 2000. He collaborated with senior executives in the global aerospace and defense sector and other industries to develop and implement growth strategies, assess and integrate acquisitions, and implement performance improvement initiatives. Mr. Stephenson was an active duty U.S. Air Force officer from 1988-1998, serving in military space leadership roles at the National Reconnaissance Office, 45th Space Wing, and 2nd Space Operations Squadron. Following his active duty career, he continued to serve as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve until his retirement in 2012, focusing on space systems acquisitions, architectures and policy.

Mr. Stephenson is a graduate of Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in computer studies and economics. He earned a master’s degree in applied economics at the University of Central Florida and an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School.

Richard White, President Government Systems SSL

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Mr. Richard L. White is President of Government Systems SSL, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems. In this role, he is responsible for bringing SSL and MDA capabilities to serve the U.S. Government.

Mr. White is an experienced senior U.S. Government programs executive with deep knowledge and access across numerous U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence, and civilian agencies. He has held leadership positions in general management, programs management, engineering, and business development across multiple mission areas. These include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, satellite antennas and payloads, and cyber security.

Mr. White was previously Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Corporation, a privately held services provider to the U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence, and civilian agencies.

Before that he served in senior management roles at Harris Corporation in its Government Communications Systems Division from 1982 to 2013. These included President, Healthcare Solutions; Vice President and General Manager, Cyber Integrated Solutions; Senior Executive, Washington D.C. Regional Operations; Vice President Programs, Information Technology Services; Vice President Business Development, Intelligence Agencies; and Director, Space Programs.

Mr. White is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. Rich resides in Reston, Virginia, and is located at the SSL Government Systems office in northern Virginia.

His affiliations include the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Space Foundation, and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).

Dario Zamarian, Group President SSL

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Mr. Dario Zamarian was appointed Group President of SSL in August 2017. He is based at our office in Palo Alto.

Mr. Zamarian brings a wealth of experience in leading transformative growth and strategic leadership to SSL, where he works closely with the senior executive team to support the needs of satellite operators around the world and drive growth into new markets.

Before joining SSL, Mr. Zamarian advised multiple technology companies affiliated with The Blackstone Group and served on several of their company boards. Most notably, he was instrumental in the strategy formulation, acquisition and integration activities that formed Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions.

Prior to that, Mr. Zamarian was Dell’s Global Vice President and Worldwide General Manager of the Enterprise Systems & Solutions and the Networking Divisions from 2010-2013. Mr. Zamarian served as Vice President and General Manager, Systems and Network Management at Cisco Systems from 2004-2010.

Previously he held positions in corporate strategy, product management, sales and software engineering for several technology firms in Silicon Valley.

Mr. Zamarian holds an M.S.E.E. from Polytechnic of Turin, Torino, Italy and an M.B.A from INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration), Fontainebleau, France.

* Denotes title for Maxar Technologies Ltd. and Maxar Technologies Holdings Inc.