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Michael Abad-Santos

Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, BridgeComm

Michael Abad-Santos is senior vice president of business development and strategy at BridgeComm, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and satellite industries with a focus on the government market sectors, both domestic and international. Prior to BridgeComm, Michael 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 at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University working with Department of Defense leadership on the intersection of software engineering and space and weapons systems development.