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Nicole Robinson Leaves Comtech to Lead Gilat’s DataPath Business

By Jeffrey Hill | May 20, 2024

DataPath’s New President, Nicole Robinson. (Photo by Gilat)

Former Comtech Chief Strategy Officer Nicole Robinson has accepted a new job as President of Gilat Satellite NetworksDataPath business.

Robinson had been with Comtech for one year. Her move to a competitor comes just two months after Comtech fired CEO Ken Peterman and removed him from the board. Robinson recently gave an interview to Via Satellite about the company’s new direction under interim CEO John Ratigan. Comtech had also been experiencing financing issues throughout the previous year.

Robinson’s previous experience leading government market initiatives at SES, Ursa Space, and General Dynamics aligns with her new role at DataPath, which specializes in trusted communications for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), military, and government sectors. Gilat acquired DataPath in November 2023 to bolster business in the defense market.

In a statement announcing Robinson’s hire, Gilat CEO Adi Sfadia explained that DataPath’s former President David McDonald will retire and transition to the role as vice chairman of DataPath Board of Directors.

“Under [Robinson’s] exceptional leadership, we are confident that DataPath will enhance its offerings of superior solutions for the rapidly evolving satellite communication market, supporting Gilat’s strategy in the global defense sector,” said Sfadia.