Our Team

What Sets us Apart:

A Pioneering Team. A Bold Vision.

Decades of experience in aerospace in technology have taught us that true innovation required fresh eyes and open minds. Our leadership team balances what is possible with deep domain expertise to realize Capella’s vision for a world illuminated and empowered by SAR.

Payam Banazadeh

CEO & Founder
Chad Cohen Capella Space

Chad Cohen

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Christian Lenz

Chief Technical Officer
Eric Traupe

Eric Traupe

Capella Federal,

Paul Stephen

Chief Information and Security Officer
Glen Elliott Capella Space

Glen Elliott

Chief Human Resources Officer

Mack Koepke

Vice President, Global Sales

Dan Getman

Vice President, Product

Dan Connors

General Counsel

Nate Ricklin

Vice President, Product Engineering

Evelyne McCleland

Vice President, Marketing

Board of Directors

Payam Banazadeh

CEO & Founder

Matt O’Connell

Board Member, DCVC

Bobby Yazdani

Founder & Partner, Cota Capital

Matt Ocko

Managing Partner, DCVC

Ken Gonzalez

Managing Director, NightDragon

Sri Rajan

Partner, Cota Capital

Government Advisory Board

Robert Ashley

Robert Ashley

Chairman of Capella Space Government Advisory Board
Clayton Hutmacher

Clayton Hutmacher

Former Director of Operations in the U.S. Special Operation Command

Douglas Loverro

Former Deputy Asst Secretary of Defense, Space Policy

Gil Klinger

Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Space)

Jeffrey Harris

Former Director of the National Reconnaissance Office
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