Firefly Aerospace Appoints Brad Schneider as CRO
Firefly Aerospace hired Brad Schneider as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Schneider has more than 35 years of experience in corporate operations, business, and strategic marketing within the aerospace and defense industry, focusing the last two decades on the development of small satellite and launch vehicle technologies.
Schneider previously held senior leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer (CIO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), general manager and consultant for leading private start-up companies and has had extensive public sector experience with Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. Prior to joining Firefly, Schneider was one of the first executives with Rocket Lab, serving as executive vice president of USA operations responsible for operational and launch services activities. As a senior executive of innovative aerospace and defense companies dedicated to the design, development, and manufacturing of state-of-the-art systems, Schneider is recognized as a leader within the small satellite industry.
“Brad’s breadth of financial and strategic experience within the space industry will greatly increase Firefly’s ability to drive revenue growth,” said Firefly CEO Tom Markusic. “His extensive knowledge and experience in the small launch industry will enable Firefly to create an unparalleled customer experience as we shift from vehicle development to a rapid increase of launch cadence of our Alpha launch vehicle.”