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SpaceLink Names New CFO, VPs to Leadership Team

By | April 19, 2021

The SpaceLink architecture. (image by: SpaceLink)

Space relay network developer SpaceLink has hired three new senior executives to is leadership team. The company named Alan Khalili as its new CFO, along with Jim Schwenke as its new vice president of Intelligence Community Business, and Erik Levine as its vice president of Space Segment Program Management.

Khalili comes to SpaceLink from mobile satellite services provider Iridium, where he helped found the operator’s Aireon hosted payload business for global air traffic surveillance. Schwenke previously held senior leadership positions at BAE Systems, Leidos and Northrop Grumman and with the U.S. Air Force. Levine spent much of his previous career at satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral and more recently he was a senior program manager for robotic-assisted surgery company, Intuitive.

“As the pace of growth at SpaceLink accelerates, we continue to attract the industry’s top professionals who are inspired by our business strategy and the opportunity to contribute to our game changing data relay service,” SpaceLink CEO David Bettinger said in a statement.

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SpaceLink is designing a relay network to pick up the work of the U.S. Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS). The company aims to serve commercial, civil space, and government customers.