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

Dan Connors

General Counsel

Dayna Anderson

Chief Operating Officer

Christian Lenz

Chief Technical Officer

Jon Campagna

Chief Financial Officer

Amy Hopkins

VP GM, Capella Space USG

Dan Getman

Vice President of Product

Julie Ambory

Vice President of People

Mack Koepke

Vice President, Global Sales

Nate Ricklin

Vice President of Product Engineering

Board of Directors

Payam Banadazeh

CEO & Founder

Dr. Chris Boshuizen

Operating Partner, DCVC

Matt O’Connell

Independent Director

Nabeel Hyatt

General Partner, Spark Capital

Government Advisory Board

Gil Klinger

Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Space)

Jeffrey Harris

Former Director of the National Reconnaissance Office

Douglas Loverro

Former Deputy Asst Secretary of Defense, Space Policy
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