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Robert Rainhart Becomes COO of HawkEye 360; John Serafini Quoted

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Robert Rainhart

Robert Rainhart has been promoted to be HawkEye 360’s new chief operating officer, HawkEye 360 reported on Wednesday.

Rainhart will oversee technology development, product creation, and corporate operations. The next priority is growing the constellation to improve on-orbit capacity and revisit rates while delivering higher levels of service to customers.

“Rob’s steady hand has successfully guided our engineering effort from the earliest days,” said John Serafini, CEO of HawkEye 360. “Through this expanded role, he’ll bring these proven leadership skills to other facets of the company as we grow the organization to better support customer demand.”

Rainhart brings more than 20 years of experience in engineering complex systems and leading teams developing software, firmware and hardware to the role. Before the promotion, Rainhart served as executive vice president of Engineering, where he led the development of the first satellites and products from visionary concept to live capabilities.

“I’m excited to scale this company while maintaining the creativity and ingenuity that fueled our rapid progress,” Rainhart said. “This team is passionate and invested in this company. Together, we’ll complete transitioning to commercial operations and make a positive difference through our RF analytics.”

About HawkEye 360

HawkEye 360 is a Radio Frequency (RF) data analytics company. We operate a first-of-its-kind commercial satellite constellation to identify, process, and geolocate a broad set of RF signals. We extract value from this unique data through proprietary algorithms, fusing it with other sources to create powerful analytical products that solve hard challenges for our global customers. Our products include maritime domain awareness and spectrum mapping and monitoring; our customers include a wide range of commercial, government and international entities.