Rachel Cheetham is the Vice President of Operations at Capella Space. Previously, Mrs. Cheetham founded Final Offset, a consulting firm dedicated to building bridges between government, industry, and academia. As an independent consultant, Mrs. Cheetham worked with a variety of companies to develop market capture plans, refine business models, and create strategic marketing & communication plans. Mrs. Cheetham brings diverse experience having worked for both commercial companies as well as for the Department of Defense (DoD). Mrs. Cheetham served as the Director of the DoD Defense Innovation Board’s (DIB) Space Advisory Committee supporting their mission to provide independent advice on strategic, organizational, and technological issues affecting the space domain. Prior to her work with the DIB, Mrs. Cheetham served as the Regional Director of the DoD National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) where she engaged military customers, start-ups, and academic institutions to leverage the best ideas, talent, and technology against critical national security problems. Mrs. Cheetham also served as the Chief of Staff of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems where she worked with the executive team to coordinate strategy development and execution. Mrs. Cheetham is a collaborator, mentor and has a proven record of elevating others as an advocate and champion of the aerospace industry. Mrs. Cheetham received a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Economics from New Mexico State University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado.