Michael Abad-Santos is chief executive officer at BridgeComm, Inc. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and satellite industries with a focus on the government market sectors, both domestic and international. Michael previously held the role of senior vice president of strategy and business development at BridgeComm. Prior to BridgeComm, he served as chief commercial officer at satellite communications solutions provider Trustcomm, Inc. before joining LeoSat Enterprises as senior vice president, Americas, overseeing commercial activities, strategy development and execution in the Americas region as well as government activities worldwide. In addition to helping secure pre-series A investments of $20 million, he helped secure two strategic investment partners and more than $2B million in pre-launch memorandums of understanding (MOUs) for commercial services.
Michael also held various leadership roles at Inmarsat over a 10-year period, including serving as senior vice president of its global government division. A sought-after subject matter expert and speaker, he has presented at industry-leading events including SpaceCom, ITEXPO and MILCOM among others and is a consultant working with Department of Defense leadership on the intersection of software engineering and space and weapons systems development.