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Brian Holz

AOE Advisory Board
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Space Systems; George Washington University
  • B.S. Aerospace and Ocean Engineering; Virginia Tech
Brian Holz
Brian Holz

Brian Holz has over 35 years of experience in progressive space system engineering and program management. He has led large multi-disciplinary teams that have developed complex commercial and government space systems with state-of-the-art technology. 

From managing $1B project costs to raising equity and supporting multi-faceted Boards, Brian’s expertise ranges across the spectrum. Previously, he has built two start-up companies from the ground-up. Being one of the foremost team members and the CTO of O3b Networks, he was instrumental in delivering all of its technical systems through the start of service. He headed OneWeb Satellites as its CEO for the first two years and helped raise the initial capital. At OneWeb, he was directly responsible for setting up the joint venture with Airbus Defense and Space, with operations both in the US and France.

  • 1999 Orbital Sciences Corporation Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

Brian served as an advisor to the Colorado Space Grant University Board in 2006-2007. Brian currently serves on the Advisory Board for Virginia Tech’s Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering.

Developing technology, systems and companies that can provide affordable solutions using Space to enable economic opportunity, increase knowledge, and improve quality of life.