OrbitsEdge names Barbara D. Stinnett Chief Executive Officer
(30 September 2019 - OrbitsEdge) OrbitsEdge, which designs cost-effective Low Earth Orbit (LEO) EDGE micro-data centers that will accelerate the commercialization of space by enabling organizations to economically streamline and analyze vast amounts of data in space, has announced the appointment of Barbara Stinnett as chief executive officer.
Ms. Stinnett brings 30 years of executive technology leadership and entrepreneurial experience to raise capital, establish partnerships, and provide leadership to all aspects of the company.
IoT and analytics capabilities in space are vital to any organization with ambitions to monetize and expand Above-the-Clouds. OrbitsEdge creates solutions using industry-standard technology, off-the-shelf EDGE technology, software and analytics combined with its proprietary SatFrame technology. OrbitsEdge lowers the barriers to enter the space market by removing bottlenecks and providing specialized aerospace expertise to a wide variety of organizations.
Ms. Stinnett brings over three decades of Silicon Valley applied technologies experience, at Fortune 25 firms, Hewlett Packard, Oracle, and Cisco, in which she drove growth and innovation. As a global leader, she has experience in developing markets and their ecosystems, bringing creative solutions to each vertical market across commercial and governmental entities. Her experience in mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships, led her to CEO and board of director positions for private equity and venture capital firm portfolios. Ms. Stinnett has extensive experience raising early-stage funds for technology firms.
“Commercialization of space holds amazing opportunities and at the same time has unique challenges. It’s truly one of the last frontiers for us to explore,” said Ms. Stinnett. “OrbitsEdge will provide the needed infrastructure with our proprietary SatFrame technology which allows organizations to easily and cost-effectively expand their value proposition to new heights,” she added.
“Ms. Stinnett is a senior leader in the tech community known for her ability to build relationships across corporate to entrepreneurial companies, while keeping in touch with the investor community, delivering both organic and inorganic growth to those she’s served,” said Rick Ward, co-founder of OrbitsEdge, Inc. “She will make a great addition to the team as we leverage existing technology and develop specialized solutions for corporations, government, and universities,” he added.
Ms. Stinnett is a member of numerous leadership organizations including Women in Aerospace (WIA). She speaks on a wide variety of topics including the application of sophisticated technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the emergence of developing industry solutions for high tech, global supply chain, manufacturing, life sciences, healthcare, and agriculture. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors certified fellow. Most recently named the chairman of SMILE Network, a non-profit which focuses on improving the lives of children suffering from cleft palate syndrome.
Ms. Stinnett holds degrees in computer science and international business from the University of Wisconsin.
About OrbitsEdge Inc.
Headquartered in Titusville, Florida (Space Coast), OrbitsEdge Inc. accelerates the commercialization of space by providing Low Earth Orbit (LEO) EDGE micro-data centers that allow organizations to economically access and rapidly analyze vast amounts of data in space. OrbitsEdge creates solutions using existing industry-standard technology, off-the-shelf analytics software, and proprietary technology. OrbitsEdge removes the barriers to rapidly enter the space market by providing specialized aerospace expertise to a wide variety of organizations.