Mr. Bradley Schneider
Mr. Bradley Schneider is the Executive Vice President/General Manager of USA Operations for Rocket Lab USA, Inc., a premier institute for innovative space systems with operations in the United States and New Zealand. In this role, he is responsible for day-to-day operations and development of all U.S. activities. He has more than 30 years of experience in corporate operations, business and strategic marketing within the aerospace and defense industry, focusing the last decade and a half on the development of small satellite and small launch vehicle technologies. Mr. Schneider has performed senior leadership roles as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager for very successful start-up/private Company's and extensive public sector experience in business management with Lockheed Martin Corporation and Raytheon. As a senior executive of innovative high technology Aerospace and Defense Company's dedicated to the design, development and manufacturing of state-of-the-art systems, Mr. Schneider has been committed to reducing the cost of access to space.
Prior to joining Rocket Lab, Mr. Schneider provided consultant support to private sector aerospace Company's as well as co-founded L2 Aerospace. In addition, he served as General Manager of Astrotech Space Operations Division providing launch operations support for eastern and western launch campaigns. After leaving the public sector in 2000, Mr. Schneider served as Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer of a very successful start-up Company, MicroSat Systems, Inc., where he participated in the development and management of essential operational systems and successful execution of the sale of the Company in 2008 to Sierra Nevada Corporation. Mr. Schneider spent 14 years with the Lockheed Martin Corporation and four years with Raytheon.
Mr. Schneider received a B.S. degree in Finance and Accounting from Brigham Young University and recognized by NASA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Wharton Business School and Inc. 500 for outstanding leadership and achievement.