Ken Venner, former SpaceX Executive, joins Sierra Space as Senior Vice President and CIO
Sierra Space, a leading commercial space company at the forefront of creating and building the future of space transportation and infrastructure for low-Earth orbit (LEO) commercialization, today announced former SpaceX executive, Ken Venner, as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO).
With nearly 40 years of experience, Venner has been delivering innovative technologies for some of the world’s leading companies. He will work at Sierra Space’s Louisville, Colo., facilities and report directly to Chief Operating Officer Jeff Babione.
Prior to Sierra Space, Venner was SpaceX’s CIO for nearly seven years where he helped transform and grow the organization into a strategic, results-oriented, service delivery engine. Most recently, Venner was President and Chief Product Officer of e-Share, a global external collaboration software company, where he built and operated SAAS solutions to enable simple and secure collaboration in cloud technology.
“Sierra Space is thrilled that Ken is joining the senior leadership team. We are confident that he will play a significant role in helping the company continue to expand and build platforms in space to help benefit life on Earth,” said Babione. “Ken is an industry leader with a long and successful background in bringing companies forward into their next stages of growth. As Sierra Space continues to rapidly expand, Ken will ensure that our Integrated Digital Environment provides a strong foundation as we seek to identify and seize upon opportunities for the further development of space.”
“I am honoured to join Sierra Space and take up this new position of Chief Information Officer,” added Venner. “Sierra Space stands at the forefront of the emerging space economy and is in the unique position to build a vibrant, growing and accessible commercial space economy through Dream Chaser, Orbital Reef and more. I look forward to helping grow Sierra Space and cement its position as an industry leader in the commercial space economy.”
Venner has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from New Hampshire College, a Master’s degree in Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.