We believe the best solutions lie at the intersection of domain expertise and product development excellence. Our team includes the live experience, commercial aptitude, and technical acumen necessary to deliver industry-leading technology for space security and sustainability.
Domain experts and deep technologists.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Even establishes True Anomaly’s strategic objectives and aligns resources for their execution. Prior to co-founding True Anomaly, Even served as an Air Force officer, leading interdisciplinary teams of space operators, scientists, and engineers to develop and evaluate the performance of military systems and tactics designed to protect U.S. and allied space assets.
Even is the author of six seminal texts that serve as foundational doctrine and training for U.S. military space operations. He was a major contributing author of the U.S. Space Force’s inaugural Spacepower: Doctrine for Space Forces. He has held leadership positions in space system developmental and operational test, training, spacecraft operations, and joint fires. In these roles, he provided key insights into the practices needed to successfully deploy space security satellites and supporting infrastructure.
Even was also a Service Chiefs Fellow at DARPA and a rendezvous and proximity operations intern with NASA’s Johnson Space Center. He graduated with honors from Virginia Military Institute and holds an M.A. from The University of Chicago in Social Sciences.
Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder
Tom translates intractable national security requirements and space operator challenges into True Anomaly’s family of solutions. Prior to co-founding True Anomaly, Tom served as the Chief of the Joint Fires Element in Joint Task Force Space Defense within U.S. Space Command. In that role, Tom oversaw the planning and execution of several initiatives designed to bolster U.S. space defense capabilities, incorporating cutting-edge technologies and developing sophisticated strategies.
Over the last decade, Tom has held several high-stakes technical positions that demonstrate his ability to drive results across various key defense sectors of the space domain. These include Wing Weapons Officer with the 50th Space Wing, Space Weapons Officer on the Director of Space Forces Staff with the Pacific Air Forces, and Orbital Warfare Phase Developer and Manager with the 328th Weapons Squadron, among others.
Tom holds a BSBA with a focus on Information Systems and a minor in Business Intelligence from Xavier University.
Chief Engineer and Co-Founder
Kyle leads design, development, and production of True Anomaly mission solutions. Before co-founding True Anomaly, Kyle served as the Orbital Warfare Chief of Training for the U.S. Air Force 26th Space Aggressor Squadron, focusing on complex space warfare exercises. He also previously served as a Maintenance Flight Commander for the Air Force’s 4th Space Operations Squadron, Officer in Charge of Protected SATCOM Operations for the 4th Space Operations Squadron, and as an Air Force Cyberspace Operations Officer.
Prior to his role at True Anomaly, Kyle served as a Guidance Navigation and Controls Engineer for National Defense Space Systems at Ball Aerospace and Technologies from 2017 to 2022. Additionally, he worked as a systems engineer at Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems and Honeywell Aerospace.
He holds an M.S. and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics from the University of Minnesota.
Chief Information Security Officer
Diana is responsible for the information security of all True Anomaly spacecraft and IT systems. She is a results-driven leader with deep experience delivering internal and customer-facing information security and IT implementation, policies, and processes. Prior to joining True Anomaly, Diana served as CISO at Ball Aerospace, where she was responsible for a robust information security program that included governance, risk and compliance, cybersecurity operations, threat intelligence, data protection, supply chain risk management, and more. Diana spent three years in information systems security and cybersecurity risk management at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and has also held roles at Northrop Grumman and GDIT.
She is a U.S. Navy veteran and holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois Chicago and a master’s in Information Sciences, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Penn State.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark’s responsibilities span strategy, finance, accounting, corporate development, business operations, fundraising, capital allocation, and investor relations. Prior to joining True Anomaly, Mark served as Vice President of Finance & Strategy at Relativity Space, where he held similar responsibilities and helped scale the business from 200 to 1,000+ employees and raise over $1.1B in equity capital. Before Relativity, Mark led finance and accounting at a venture-backed startup in the Los Angeles area.
Prior to working with technology startups, Mark spent over 7 years with Goldman Sachs, most recently serving as a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division and the Business Unit Manager for the firm’s West Region.
Mark has advised on more than $40B of transactions spanning M&A, financing, and activism defense in both the public and private markets. He is a CFA Charterholder and holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Southern Methodist University.
Chief Legal Officer
Matthew directs an innovative, responsive, and integrated legal department. Before joining True Anomaly, he was Associate General Counsel for Operations at Lockheed Martin Space, where he advised on a broad range of regulatory compliance issues, risk assessment and mitigation, crisis response, environmental and workplace safety and health, whistleblower complaints, pandemic law, privacy law, space law and policy, government contracts, and B2B agreements.
Earlier in his career, Matthew was in private practice with two national law firms and in government practice with the U.S. Department of Labor, where he prosecuted workplace safety and health violations. He began his legal career as an appellate law clerk for Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey of the Colorado Supreme Court from 2006-2007.
Matthew has been recognized as a rising star by Colorado Super Lawyers, he received the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary's Exceptional Achievement Award for work related to a major mining disaster, and he was the inaugural chair of the Colorado Lawyer's Committee Young Lawyers Division, a nonpartisan consortium dedicated to increasing opportunities for children, the poor, and other disadvantaged communities. He received Lockheed Martin Space awards for Exceptional Service in 2022 and Teamwork in 2021, and a Lockheed Martin Corporate NOVA award for Teamwork on the COVID-19 Task Force in 2021.
Matthew holds a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Electrical Engineer and Co-Founder
Dan is a champion in the space defense sector. Prior to co-founding True Anomaly, Dan served as a radio frequency (RF) R&D engineer at Los Alamos National Lab, designing and implementing digital signal processing algorithms and serving as the principal investigator for critical national security RF capabilities in nuclear counter-proliferation. Before this, he led the design of an operational test program at the Space Security and Defense Program for a next-generation space capability and oversaw the execution of a $200M ground system operational assessment.
Dan also served as a Space Operations Officer in the U.S. Air Force and as a space aggressor in the Air Force Reserve. He has served as a space systems operator, orbital warfare tactician, and adversary threat systems instructor. He has researched the use of artificial neural networks for anomaly and threat detection on rendezvous and proximity operations spacecraft, authored three cyber-intrusion and electronic warfare experiment plans for an $800M satellite, and implemented electromagnetic interference mitigation procedures and defensive counterspace techniques for MILSATCOM. Dan was recognized as an Innovator of the Year for his work in establishing standards in live and simulated on-orbit adversary threat replication training.
Dan holds an MEng. in Electromagnetic Engineering from the University of Illinois, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University, and a B.S. in Physics from the University of Oklahoma.
Director of Business Development
Before arriving at True Anomaly, Terry worked in leadership positions in Lockheed Martin Space, where he was fortunate to lead an organization focused on business development, capture, and strategy. Terry’s formative years were spent in the U.S. Army, where he had the privilege to serve at tactical, operational, strategic, and inter-agency assignments in the U.S. and abroad over a 20-year adventure. Initially commissioned as a UH-60 helicopter pilot, Terry took a detour through the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center to learn to speak Russian and work as an accredited diplomat. He holds an MBA from San Diego State University, an MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BS in the “one true science,” Criminal Justice, from Illinois State University.
Director of Business Operations
Eric directs the day-to-day business operations and long-range planning for True Anomaly’s growth team. Eric holds a deep passion for cultivating and emplacing the right people, processes, and tools to help businesses meet and exceed operational goals. He has put this knowledge to use forming, executing, and improving business operations in organizations ranging from Fortune 350 companies to unicorn tech startups.
For nearly a decade, Eric has worked at the intersection of industry innovation and government need—ensuring responsive solutions to critical requirements across markets including modeling and simulation; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services; weapon systems; and combat vehicles. Through these efforts, Eric has been instrumental in the identification and capture of opportunities totaling more than $15B across a broad range of defense and commercial industries. He leverages his diverse experience to bring new ideas and approaches to complex problems facing the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.
Eric graduated Magna Cum Laude from Valparaiso University with a B.A. in English.
Director of Global Public Policy and Regulatory Strategy
Valerie brings nearly 20 years of experience building teams and partnerships across the U.S. government, the defense industry, and partner nations. At True Anomaly, she provides strategic guidance on U.S. Government and international business development, cooperative development, and industrial collaboration to accelerate strategic growth.
Valerie has demonstrated success achieving policy approval for emerging technologies, accelerating innovative national security capabilities, and securing major defense contracts. She was previously Director of Government Affairs at quantum technology startup SandboxAQ.
As an Air Force Officer and civil servant, Valerie served as a Senior Weapons Policy Analyst for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and in the office of the Secretary of the Air Force International Affairs (SAF/IA) as a Country Director and Senior Foreign Disclosure Officer. She continues to serve as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Valerie holds a BA in International Studies from the University of South Florida, an MA in International Relations from University of Oklahoma, and a Graduate Certificate in Defense Strategic Studies Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction from the National Defense University.
Director of Product
Sai is a company and product leader at the intersection of hardware and software with two exits in consumer and B2B SaaS. He has experience at all growth stages: from seed to acquisition (Caribu); and seed to IPO ($LTCH). Sai holds four patents in cybersecurity, service design, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Director of Spacecraft Development
Sean oversees spacecraft design and development as well as the GravityWorks spacecraft manufacturing facility at True Anomaly.
He began his career at the Goodyear Tire Company as a test and project engineer for Aircraft and High-Performance products. In this role, he was responsible for high precision test machines and participated in global joint development test projects. His projects included customers such as SAE, NASA, GM, Boeing, Bombardier, NASCAR, Lockheed Martin, and the Department of Defense (DoD). Sean completed upgrades to factory facilities to increase throughput, reduce cost, and optimize high-rate production and test.
In 2011, Sean joined Ball Aerospace as a mechanical engineer and was responsible for numerous designs including mechanical support equipment, high accuracy star trackers, EO optical payloads, gimbals, fast-steering mirrors, and other custom mechanisms on space and airborne platforms. Prior to leaving Ball, Sean was the System Engineering and Integration Test (SEIT) lead on a multi-vehicle mission for the DoD.
Sean holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
Director of Space Operations
At True Anomaly, Brandon oversees the operationalization of solutions to long-standing problems in the space operations community, including unknown object discovery using sole-sensor datasets, behavioral prediction of Resident Space Objects (RSO), and predictive orbit determination using maneuver theory.
Brandon is an Air Force veteran with an extensive background in applied Space Domain Awareness (SDA) for Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO). His experience ranges from terrestrial sensor command and control (C2) to mission management for self-sufficient proximity operations. In 2017, Brandon published and presented his work for Maneuver Forensics in RPO at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Space Control Conference. He received national recognition for this work in 2018 by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force at an Air Force Association event. Since then, Brandon has worked various RPO and SDA programs to help mature the Department of Defense (DoD) capabilities and to define the paradigm of space sustainability.
Director of Spacecraft Engineering
Jared is responsible for spacecraft design and program execution at True Anomaly. Prior to True Anomaly Jared worked at Ball Aerospace, where his career focused on National Defense programs. His experience there ranged from test engineering to design engineering on electrical systems. This included spacecraft components, payload, spacecraft buses, and full space vehicle integration and test. He also spent time operating the EMI/EMC lab and is an iNARTE certified engineer. Prior to leaving Ball Aerospace, Jared was the Chief RF Comm Engineer for classified multi-satellite build.
Jared holds a B.S in Aerospace Engineering and an M.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Director of Flight Software
Jeff oversees all flight and embedded software development. Prior to joining True Anomaly, Jeff was a Software Fellow at Rocket Lab.
Jeff has an extensive 30-plus-year background in real-time software development for flight systems. He started his career working for Lockheed at the NASA Johnson Space Center in 1990 as a robotics engineer supporting Space Shuttle operations and Space Station design. He went on to work for other defense and aerospace companies including SEAKR Engineering, Advanced Solutions, and Rocket Lab. Throughout his career, Jeff led the flight software development for several spacecraft programs including the NASA CLPS Blue Ghost lunar lander, Orbcomm OG2 constellation, and USAF STPSat-5.
Jeff holds a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from Colorado State University.
Director of Mission Engineering
At True Anomaly Chris oversees mission engineering and mission design. Chris and his team are focused on ensuring True Anomaly designs and builds the correct technical solutions to help stakeholders fill critical warfighting gaps. His team performs space domain modeling & simulation to design missions for current True Anomaly architectures and to help define future architectures for the company.
Prior to True Anomaly, Chris worked at Ball Aerospace and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) with roles spanning both the tactical and space domains. His career focus has been in mission analysis, mission design, and system-of-system architecture derivation. Chris served as the mission design and CONOPS lead for a large space domain development program at SNC and was the tactical mission analysis lead for Ball Aerospace.
Chris holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a professional certificate in International Security Studies from the Harvard Extension School.
Director of Software
Ben joined True Anomaly in June 2022. His past work experience ranges from early-stage startups to established companies in different industries within software. These varied experiences have shown that high-quality, maintainable, and scalable software practices are applicable and common across industries. Ben has been deeply involved with the Elixir community for almost 10 years. He co-authored Adopting Elixir with Josè Valim, the creator of Elixir, and Bruce Tate. He has spoken at and hosted workshops for conferences around the world. He is also on the board of the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation.
Director of People Experience
Caroline brings expertise in assessing and acquiring top technical and executive talent as well as delivering against effective People Operations initiatives. Her previous work experience includes more than 10 years dedicated to building, managing, and empowering high-performance teams at scaling startups. She cares deeply about enabling the Defense Industrial Base through evolutionary technology. Caroline graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with degrees in Labor Studies and Employment Relations and Spanish.
Director of Government Affairs
Katie represents True Anomaly with the White House, federal departments and agencies, and Congress. She has nearly 15 years of experience in state and federal government as well as in the commercial space industry. Before joining True Anomaly, she was Manager of Government Affairs at Virgin Orbit. Prior to joining private industry, Katie was Chief of Staff for the White House National Space Council, advising the Vice President and Executive Secretary on issues pertaining to civil, commercial, and national security space as well as driving the completion of numerous space policy directives and executive orders. Katie holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from Indiana University Bloomington.
Kristin Quinn Cody
Director of Communications
Kristin is responsible for sharing the story of how True Anomaly’s technology enables global security and a safe, sustainable space domain.
She brings 15 years of experience communicating the role of complex technologies at the intersection of innovation and national security. Previously, she held Marketing & Communications management roles at quantum tech startup SandboxAQ and at Maxar Technologies, where she primarily supported the company’s Public Sector Earth Intelligence business. Kristin also spent several years at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), where she led the launch of the trajectory media platform and helped chronicle the changing landscape of the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) industry in a decade defined by rapid tradecraft advancements and democratization. She began her career as a journalist with Defense News, where she covered the C4ISR and training & simulation beats.
Kristin holds a bachelor’s in Journalism from SUNY Oswego and a master’s in Journalism from Syracuse University.
Kristin Quinn Cody
Director of Engagement
Dan is responsible for building the strategy for and leading the engagement of customers, go-to-market partners, and critical component suppliers. He brings six years of enterprise SaaS experience and 10 years of active duty military service experience.
Prior to True Anomaly, Dan held several roles, specializing in Customer Success Management at MuleSoft, Salesforce, and most recently at Workato as the Director of Enterprise Customer Success for North America. He began his career serving in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence officer, splitting his service between special operations and conventional assignments. He completed his military service as one of the initial servicemembers tasked to stand up the Defense Innovation Unit in Mountain View, California. Dan is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.
Dan holds a Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, a Graduate Certificate in Counterintelligence and a Master's degree in Global Security and Intelligence Studies from American Military University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations with minors in Mandarin Chinese and Aerospace Studies from Utah State University.
Maggie helps direct an innovative, responsive, and integrated legal department. Before joining True Anomaly, Maggie was an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s Office for the State of Tennessee where she helped lead the investigations into and civil prosecutions against the prescription opioid industry, including Purdue Pharma, Walgreens, and AmerisourceBergen, and was featured in the book, The Least of Us by Sam Quinones, for her work related to the opioid crisis. She also investigated cybersecurity breaches and other violations of the Consumer Protection Act.
Earlier in her career, she was a federal law clerk for the Hon. Judge John T. Nixon of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. She began her career in private practice at a boutique intellectual property firm where she specialized in patent infringement litigation, trademark registration and enforcement actions, and related lawsuits centered on business claims.
Maggie graduated with honors from the Belmont University College of Law and was an executive editor of the school’s flagship law review. She obtained her BA in history from the University of Louisville, where she also competed as a Division I swimmer.
Chief of Staff
Chris currently leads all process integration and drives staff execution at True Anomaly. Prior to True Anomaly, Chris served on Active Duty as a Communications Officer in the Marine Corps. In his last role, he served as the Marine Corps’ Information Technology Operations Officer for the European theater. Immediately following, he was selected as a 2021 Defense Ventures Fellow, where he spent time with Palo Alto Networks.
Chris holds a B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Naval Academy, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he also served as the Co-President & CFO of the HBS Armed Forces Alumni Association.
Senior Executive Assistant
Candice is responsible for the day-to-day administration of True Anomaly’s executive team. Prior to True Anomaly, Candice supported various executives in the aerospace, financial services, and construction industries. She has over 10 years of administrative experience across various roles. Candice holds a Bachelor of Music, Voice Performance, from Susquehanna University.