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Sean Casey named Vice President of Business Development for ATLAS

(22 October 2018 - ATLAS Space Operations) Today, Sean Casey, Ph.D, was announced as the new Vice President of Business Development for ATLAS Space Operations.

Dr. Casey brings to ATLAS a long track-record of success, including more than 25 years of leadership experience, and unparalleled subject-matter-expertise.

“We have seen steady growth this year both in sales and as a company.” Said Sean McDaniel, CEO of ATLAS. “With the introduction of our revolutionary antenna technology and the continued expansion of our global ground network, I couldn't think of a more perfect time to bring in Dr. Casey to expand ATLAS’ commercial lines of business.”

Speaking about hiring Dr. Casey, McDaniel stated, “We’re thrilled to have him onboard. He is an ideal fit for our team.” He added, “Overall, we are experiencing great success across the industry, especially with the US government. But with the high demand emerging from the private sector, there is so much more room to grow. I have no doubt that we have found the perfect fit for the job.”

"I am very excited to join the ATLAS team,” said Sean Casey. “Sean [McDaniel] and his team have done a great job, and not only is ATLAS on track for capturing a significant portion of the NewSpace market’s data and communications services, the company’s capability for disrupting the industry reaches much farther.”

Dr. Casey added, “Space entrepreneurship is a global phenomenon. NewSpace grew tremendously during the past decade and the sector continues to expand at a near-exponential rate. My role at ATLAS will be to cultivate and curate the wealth of opportunities in NewSpace where ATLAS is perfectly poised to meet or exceed the demand for cost-effective and reliable data and communications services.”

Sean Casey comes to ATLAS from Silicon Valley, California where he is a Principal at the investment banking merger and acquisitions firm, NewCap Partners, and he served as the President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI).

Dr. Casey co-founded two separate business accelerators for NewSpace entrepreneurs including the New York Space Alliance (NYSA), and the Silicon Valley Space Center (SVSC), for which he served as its Managing Director between 2012 and 2017, championing early-stage startups in commercial space industry. Prior to his work with the SVSC, Sean served more than 20 years at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Ames Research Center.

Dr. Casey is a member of the Suborbital Applications Researchers group of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF). He holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Chicago, and MBAs from both Columbia and the Berkeley Hass Schools of Business.