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HawkEye 360 appoints new Chief Strategy Officer

Zeitouni brings defence and intelligence expertise following tenures at Blue Origin, McKinsey & Co., and Northrop Grumman.
Patrick Zeitouni

HawkEye 360 has announced the addition of Patrick Zeitouni, former head of space mobility at Blue Origin, to its leadership team.

As Chief Strategy Officer, Zeitouni will guide the company through an evolving space and national security landscape, driving company growth and product strategy in a rapidly expanding RF data and analytics market. Leveraging his expertise in strategy, product conception, innovation, and development, as well as his extensive aerospace and defence background, he will accelerate HawkEye 360’s growth across commercial and government sectors.

Speaking about the appointment, Zeitouni said: “I have known and respected the HawkEye 360 leadership team for several years, and it is an absolute honour to have the opportunity to join the company. HawkEye 360 is defining the future of national security space technology and disrupting the status quo. I look forward to working alongside this lean and agile team to solve defence and security needs.”

Zeitouni comes to HawkEye 360 with a breadth of experience gained over a long and successful career. Most recently, he led Blue Origin’s Space Mobility programme, creating a new business with 200+ engineers to deliver a game-changing new spacecraft. He also led Blue Origin’s Lunar Landing programme and won NASA’s first phase contract for a human landing on the Moon, and helped establish and lead Blue’s Advanced Development Programmes.

Zeitouni was previously a Partner at McKinsey & Company where he drove growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and product development for several sectors within aerospace and defence and the US Government, including the Department of Defense and NASA. He also led several advanced satellite efforts as a Project Manager at Northrop Grumman. He holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, a master’s in Astronautics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

CEO John Serafini added: Patrick Zeitouni will be a tremendous addition to the HawkEye 360 team. He brings an incredible depth and breadth of knowledge of defence and space technologies, and we are delighted to welcome him aboard. Patrick’s technical expertise and experience leading innovative teams make him a superb fit to propel HawkEye 360 forward. Innovative space technologies such as those deployed by HawkEye 360 have the capacity to revolutionize US national security and the security of our allies, and there is no better person than Patrick to help make this happen.”