Satellogic, the first company to develop a scalable Earth observation platform with the ability to remap the entire planet at both high-frequency and high-resolution, today announced that Thomas VanMatre and Matthew Tirman have joined the Satellogic leadership team.
Thomas VanMatre, former Director of International Business Development at Maxar, will serve as Satellogic’s Vice President of Global Business Development. Matthew Tirman, former Head of Government Business at Descartes labs, joins Satellogic as Head of Satellogic North America.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tom and Matt to Satellogic. As we continue to cement our position as the global leader in high-resolution, high-frequency geospatial analytics, we aim to work closer than ever with our customers to deliver actionable insights that they can trust,” said Emiliano Kargieman, CEO of Satellogic. “Throughout their respective careers, Tom and Matt have contributed significant value throughout the geospatial analytics value chain. Their knowledge and experience serving government and commercial customers will play a central role in Satellogic’s expansion and growth.”
Thomas VanMatre brings 20 years of experience in leading teams in geospatial solutions, international defense policy and defense diplomacy and product development to Satellogic. As the Director of International Business Development at Maxar, he was responsible for formulating and executing the company’s international growth strategy across government verticals. In his 12-year tenure with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), he worked in both the US and Australia to deliver geospatial intelligence to policymakers, diplomats, warfighters and first responders. Together with his team, VanMatre was awarded the Australian Intelligence Community Medallion for outstanding achievement in countering terrorism.
In his role as Satellogic’s Vice President of Global Business Development, VanMatre will cultivate new international partnerships, as well as deepen Satellogic’s existing global partnerships. Additionally, VanMatre will execute against Satellogic’s international go-to-market strategy and lead their corporate social responsibility program.
“Not only has Satellogic developed new technologies with remarkable capabilities, but they have also embraced a novel way of doing business that is driving the industry forward,” said VanMatre. “Currently, supply cannot meet the global demand for geospatial data and insights, but that is about to change. With more in-orbit capacity than any other company in the industry and a clear strategy for developing our capabilities moving forward, Satellogic is finally unlocking the promise and potential of geospatial insights at scale for both government and commercial applications. I’m honored to be joining such an ambitious team, especially at such an exciting moment in the company’s growth.”