Today’s Pathfinder episode features Chris Celtruda, CEO of Valence Surface Technologies and Operating Executive at ATL Partners.
Today’s Pathfinder episode features Chris Celtruda, CEO of Valence Surface Technologies and Operating Executive at ATL Partners. With over 30 years of leadership experience, Chris offers a masterclass on scaling aerospace & defense businesses and implementing successful management styles.
In addition, Mo and Chris chat:
- Chris’ experience building multiple A&D businesses
- ATL Partners’ new focus on space
- The current investment landscape
- Raising capital in today’s market
And much more…
This episode is brought to you by SpiderOak, a US-based software company that builds space cybersecurity products and solutions for civilian, military, and commercial space operations. Learn more at https://spideroak.com/
• Chapters •
00:00 – Intro & SpiderOak Ad
02:10 – How did you get into the space industry?
04:48 – Has the industry changed in El Segundo, CA?
06:30 – What is ATL?
10:10 – What made ATL focus on space?
11:42 – How is ATL different?
13:42 – Chris’s management style
17:14 – Selling your vision to an investor
20:32 – Advice for new founders
25:18 – Investing strategies
34:13 – Launch market
37:08 – Is satellite broadband a viable business model?
41:14 – Public space stocks
45:46 – M&A outlook
47:46 – IPO outlook
48:58 – What technology excites you and how would you invest your capital today?