Chairman eSpace

Mark N. Sirangelo

Mark N. Sirangelo is currently the Scholar in Residence at the University of Colorado. He was congressionally appointed to, and currently serves on, the Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Board whose mission is to provide independent advice regarding future challenges to the Secretary of Defense and other leaders across the Department. Prior, he was the Executive Vice President of Sierra Nevada Corporation, one of the country’s top aerospace and space companies and was also the head of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems. Mark has led teams managing billions of dollars of aerospace programs for hundreds of missions.

Mark has been inducted as an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and has served on the board of the Aerospace Industries Association. He was a founding member and now Chairman Emeritus of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. Mark has been recognized with numerous corporate and personal awards. These include being inducted into the NASA/Space Foundation’s Technology Hall of Fame, the World’s Top 10 Innovative Space Companies by Fast Company, Manufacturer Builder of the year by ColoradoBiz magazine, The Best Place to Work by the Denver Business Journal and selected as a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Within his home state of Colorado, Mr. Sirangelo has previously served as the Chief Innovation Officer of the State, Chairman of the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) and currently is the State’s appointee to the Colorado Energy