OrbitsEdge Team

The OrbitsEdge high-performance computing solution above the clouds bridges the worlds of aerospace and information technology (IT). Our team has extensive experience in these areas, as well as product design, software development, user experience, and entertainment. 

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Sylvia France, President

Dennis McFadden, Fractional Executive CFO

Dennis McFadden, Fractional Executive CFO

  Started in Silicon Valley, working on the early GPS mapping systems, Sylvia has remained a dominant force in tech startup culture with 30+ years of extensive executive experience in all aspects of traditional and digital marketing.  She is a self-proclaimed “Space Baby” as her father was integral in early space exploration and honed her skills creating new market opportunities for her clients such as Apple, The Home Depot, Verizon and Bozell.

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Dennis McFadden, Fractional Executive CFO

Dennis McFadden, Fractional Executive CFO

Dennis McFadden, Fractional Executive CFO

30+ years of executive technology leadership and entrepreneurial experience raising capital,

establishing partnerships, and she provides leadership to all aspects of the company. Experience includes Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SAP/Sybase, Oracle and Cisco.

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Richard (Rick) Ward, Founder - Technology

Richard (Rick) Ward, Founder - Technology

Richard (Rick) Ward, Founder - Technology

  A former marine and startup veteran, it is Rick’s vision that has propelled the unique solution of hardening a container that is at the heart of the OrbitsEdge unique investability. It was on Launch Pad 19 where he originated the company’s core mission to be the first data processing provider in space. Rick has extensive experience developing, producing and conducting research on simulated regolith for NASA and Deep Space Industries.

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Ross Tierney, Engineering

Richard (Rick) Ward, Founder - Technology

Richard (Rick) Ward, Founder - Technology

  With over 20 years’ experience in space startups, including systems engineering, design and management positions with Atlas360, Direct3, Eidos and Horizon, Ross is chief designer of the OrbitsEdge proprietary SatFrame, Coolant System and Launch Chassis technologies with five successful Satellite deployment missions under his belt and ready to make OrbitsEdge inaugural launch his sixth in 2021.

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Ryan Hemphill, Product Management

Bram Bessoff, Business Development

Bram Bessoff, Business Development

Has spent his career in cloud-based IT product design and development across multiple industries - including 20+ years of software, senior specialist in business-class systems for design, user experience, architecture, and development with groundbreaking tech startups and businesses like InterBay, Janney Montgomery Scott, LambadaZen and Cengage Learning.

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Bram Bessoff, Business Development

Bram Bessoff, Business Development

Bram Bessoff, Business Development

  Leveraging his 25-years dual experience in entertainment and IT, Bram is driving the OrbitsEdge story, branding and messaging utilizing his entertainment experience and contacts to tell the story of the company’s role in humanizing space. Bram is an Entrepreneur (Founder, Indiehitmaker), producer of Music (SoundArt Productions), Film ( MVP Studios), and Live Events (Carnival Cruise Lines), as well as a marketing & creative director (CompeteNet Inc., RapidScale & Global Data), drummer and past touring musician.