[ Our Team ]

Decades of
Aviation Experience

Collaboration is at
the Heart of our Work

The team at RapidFlight is made up of experienced aircraft engineers, software engineers, and system designers.

We are committed to reshaping the UAS industry for the advancement of our national security, Together we are achieving flight.

Leadership

  • Carl G. Schaefer, Jr.
  • / Director of Programs
  • Derek Lewis
  • / Director of Strategy
  • Jim “Mookie” Sturim
  • / Director of Mission Operations

Core Team

  • Joe Arnold
  • / Controller
  • Jake Avery
  • / Senior UAS Developer
  • Brian Capozzi
  • / Lead Software
  • Clay Christian
  • / Lead Prototype Manufacturing
  • Adam Ehrmantraut
  • / Lead Avionics
  • Chris Green
  • / Quality Control Systems Manager
  • Parastoo Illingworth
  • / Senior Program Manager
  • Greg Keogh
  • / Lead Aeromechanical
  • Katrina Langevin
  • / HR Manager
  • Will Martin
  • / Information Technology Manager
  • Travis Miller
  • / Manufacturing Engineer
  • Rachel Muchmore
  • / Strategic Analytics Manager
  • Dan Nalley
  • / Senior UAS Developer
  • Tabatha Stimmel
  • / Contract Manager

Board of Directors

  • Jim Geisler, Co-Chair
  • / Cerberus Capital Management Operations
  • / DynCorp International
  • / United Technologies
  • Frank Franciosi
  • / Managing Director Tracker Capital Management
  • / Central Intelligence Agency
  • Jay Gundlach, PH.D., CEO
  • / Managing Director, Tracker Capital Management
  • Anthony Vinci, Chairman
  • / Managing Director, Tracker Capital Management
  • / CTO, NGA
  • Jonathan Gallen, Director
  • / Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management
  • Greg Nixon, Director
  • / Head of Strategic Investments for Cerberus Capital Management
  • Mike Palmer, Director
  • / Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management
  • Shayan Ilbagian, Director
  • / Sr. VP Cerberus Capital Management

Advisory Board

  • Dan Goldin
  • / NASA Administrator
  • / National Academy of Engineering
  • / VP/GM, TRW Space and Technology
  • Frank Franciosi
  • / Managing Director Tracker Capital Management
  • / Central Intelligence Agency
  • Scott Spellmeyer
  • / Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management
  • / Sr. Director of Intelligence Programs
  • / US Army