Founder with extensive professional experience and significant executive leadership accomplishments in business and philanthropy. Strong diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals. Applies qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for progress to strategic governance efforts. Over 30 years of progressive responsibility in the positions of: Program Manager / Director of Flight Test / Mission Systems Execution Deputy / Company Co-Owner / Director of Maintenance/ Pilot Production and Test
• Designed the OCP plastic harvesting array and filtration system
• Devised the unique funding plan for Our Cleaner Planet
• Managed Budgets in excess of 100 million per year with more than 300 personnel
• Acknowledged as personally saving a $7.5 billion program
1985 B.S. Aeronautical Science, Parks Aeronautical College, St. Louis University
2004 Team Leadership, The Versatile Company.
2006 Program Management Team Lead Training / Integrated PM Fundamentals
2009 Leadership Fundamentals Program (LFP), Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE)
2011 Control Account Management (CAM) Certified Humphreys and Associates
National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Awaiting Approval
Society of Flight Test Engineers
Most recently, Steve served as General Counsel to Bigelow Space Operations’ (BSO) where he was responsible for overseeing and managing BSO’s legal, regulatory and compliance matters affecting the company in the nascent commercial space sector of private space habit solutions.
Before joining BSO, Steve served as the primary legal advisor for Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company ’s operations and customer service enterprise. As Senior Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary, he was responsible for all legal affairs, including Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory matters for the aerospace production company tasked to build the world’s first fleet of commercial spaceships in support of Virgin Galactic – Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism company.
Before joining The Spaceship Company, Steve developed his extensive aerospace and defense experience as Assistant General Counsel at Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation (a $6B major aerospace, defense and space subsidiary of Fortune 50 company, United Technologies Company) where he supported domestic and international operations including the company’s maintenance repair and overhaul outfits (MROs) across numerous military and commercial aircraft platforms. More specifically, Steve supported Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation's supply chain operations across numerous military and commercial aircraft programs, such as; COMAC C919, Boeing 787, Airbus 350, A320 NEO and the military Joint Strike Fighter (JSF-35). In this role, he worked across all business units to provided first-rate legal support, which included establishing and managing cross-functional teams (e.g., intellectual property, tax, export compliance, risk management and finance) to ensure complete and efficient compliance with relevant U.S. federal, state, local and international laws covering an array of subject areas, including but not limited to ethics, export and import, government contracting (FARS/DFARS/NASA FARS), outsourcing, commercial contracting and business development efforts both domestically and internationally.
Steve earned a B.A. degree from Loyola Marymount University in 1995 and a J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in 1999, where he was Research Editor of the International & Comparative Law Journal.
The Daily Journal named Steve as California’s Leading In-house Counsel for 2014, which featured 30 of the most accomplished in-house counsels in the state.
Steve has been an advisory board member of the University of Nebraska College of Law’s Space, Cyber and Telecom law program for several years. In his capacity as a subject matter expert in Commercial Space law, Steve was quoted in the November 3, 2015 Space News article entitled “U.S. Senate Holds Up Final Passage of Commercial Space Bill.” This article discussed the passage of a bill that is now known as the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act.
Most recently, Steve was invited by the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) to speak at the 2018 Symposium organized at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) in Vienna, Austria. The Symposium is an international platform for academic experts and leading practitioners in the field of space law, policy and regulation.
Dave is a leader in aerospace with a wide range of experience encompassing Test and Evaluation, Flight Safety, Program Management, Production and Business Development.
Dave led the Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works) Flight Test organization that conducts test and evaluation on both classified and unclassified manned and unmanned air vehicles, including flying test beds; encompassing technologies ranging from hybrid airships to hypersonic aircraft. Implemented Skunk Works policies and procedures to ensure the organization meets with customer and the company expectations and requirements. Standardized UAV pilot qualification and currency requirements. Manage staffing and development of assigned team members. Mentored individuals within the organization to achieve organizational and professional goals. Manage the organization’s budgets and schedules.
Established an Integrated Test Team for a DARPA hypersonic demonstration program. The ITT is composed of members from: Lockheed Martin, NASA, AFFTC, FAA, and DARPA.
Developed and led the fighter and attack aircraft upgrade line of business. Negotiated and led the first Lockheed Martin multi-sector proposal effort for a major USAF fighter upgrade program. This program set the standard for the Corporation’s Price-To-Win process.
Chaired numerous company Non-Advocate Reviews for program performance risks to budget, schedule and technical. Presented risk analysis and recommendations to executive management.
Consultant to The Spaceship Company and Virgin Galactic for Test and Evaluation, Test Safety and Program Management and Small business consultant to a successful and growing martial arts school. Areas include curriculum development, marketing, instruction, growth strategies, and business operations.
Master of Science—Management (LaVerne University)
Bachelor of Science—Business (Pepperdine University)
Certificate—Aviation Safety (University of Southern California)
Corporate Management Institutes and Technical Training
Richard G. Boyer is a Certified Public Accountant with over forty-seven years of experience in international taxation, management advisory services, banking and various financial services. Mr. Boyer specializes in real estate development, gas and oil accounting, foreign tax planning and compliance, accounting and compliance for non-profit organizations, and general business organization and development as Managing Member Gensley Group Limited LLC
Richard is Experienced Managing Associate with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry. Strong professional skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Cash Flow, Tax Preparation, Business Planning, and Partnership Taxation.
Mr. Boyer is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a director in various civic and humanitarian non-profit organizations. Mr. Boyer is the Managing Member of the Gensley Group Limited LLC, a consultancy group located in Southern California.
Bachelor of Science, Accountancy, California State University-Long Beach - College of Business Administration
Adam King first joined Longship International as a government contracts and proposal advisor back in 2010. In 2016, He became President of Longship International where he currently leads a multi-discipline team of former business executives and subject matter experts with over a hundred years of combined business expertise in a wide range of industries, including Aerospace and Defense sectors, Oil and Gas to International Commercial Real Estate development. He has advised renowned British Billionaire Sir Richard Branson and was sought out as a strategist for American Real Estate developer Robert Bigelow.
Adam is an international business and government relations Executive with years of experience advising on some of the most demanding and complex foreign operations in the Business World. Standing at the forefront of business development and regulatory lobbying in the emerging technology sector, Mr King has served in executive leadership roles of the world-class companies, Virgin Galactic and Kongsberg Gruppen. As Export Compliance Officer at Virgin, he led and managed the Compliance operations across Virgin Galactic, its manufacturing affiliate The Spaceship Company, and the satellite launch provider Virgin Orbit, and was instrumental in the successful Departments of State approval of a UAE spaceport for Virgin Galactic to base foreign launch operations. At Kongsberg, Mr. King specialized in building multi-discipline, international teams focused on foreign business capture for maritime, oil and gas, military and defense customers, with $200M a year in product exports to customers in the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and South East Asia.
Adam regularly advises clients across a range of industries on Business Acquisition strategy, foreign manufacturing and partnerships, and compliance with U.S. export controls, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR); economic sanctions; and antiboycott laws and regulations. His work is focused on resolving complex, geo-politically sensitive, business transactions. Mr King is a highly regarded Subject Matter expert for trade compliance, licensing, enforcement, and jurisdiction/classification issues. He regularly advocates for clients before the key U.S. regulatory agencies, including the Departments of State and Commerce, and has significant experience advising aerospace companies that produce highly regulated defense technology.
To date, Adam has over $2B in government contract awards, including the United States Air Force PROSIV contract, a 5-year, multi-billion-dollar program.
Adam is a graduate of University of West Florida, with a BA in Political Science and double Minors in International Affairs and Constitutional Law.