Momentus Inc. (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a commercial space company offering in-space infrastructure services, today announced that it is expanding its leadership team, hiring Darryl Genovesi, as Vice President of Investor Relations, and Jessica Pieczonka, as Vice President of Communications.
The executive hires continue a period of rapid expansion. In less than a year, Momentus doubled its workforce and now employs a team of more than 150 team members. The Company is continuing to hire for engineering and technical positions and general administrative positions – all of which are critical for scaling the Company for future operations. Updated Momentus job postings are available at https://jobs.lever.co/momentusspace.
“Success in space starts with our team on the ground,” said Momentus President Dr. Fred Kennedy. “The addition of Darryl and Jessica to our staff supports our intent to become a public company that will provide the infrastructure services for emerging industries beyond Earth.”
Before joining Momentus, Genovesi spent a combined 13 years advising institutional money managers as an equity research analyst at UBS Securities and Vertical Research Partners, where he built and ran an airline and spacelines research franchise. Prior to his Wall Street career, Darryl spent five years as an aircraft design engineer, aerodynamicist, and project manager at Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunkworks R&D center.
“I am excited to join the talented team at Momentus and to help investors understand the opportunities offered by this unique enterprise,” said Genovesi. “Space transportation and infrastructure development are attractive growth avenues and Momentus will be well-positioned to capitalize on this growth with its service offerings and scalable business model.”
Pieczonka has led communications initiatives for some of the space industry’s most noteworthy modern milestones. Her previous positions spanned roles in both the government and commercial space sectors at Blue Origin, Aerojet Rocketdyne, SpaceX and United Space Alliance. Prior to joining Momentus, she served at a leading infrastructure firm where she oversaw communications for the organization’s ventures team.
“Momentus’ services will change humanity’s relationship with space, making it a place where people, infrastructure and economies will thrive,” said Pieczonka. “There’s no story more compelling than space exploration. I’m looking forward to Momentus sharing the chapter it’s writing.”
As a first-mover in building in-space infrastructure technology, Momentus is at the forefront of the commercialization of space. With an experienced team of aerospace, propulsion, and robotics engineers, Momentus has developed a cost-effective and energy-efficient in-space transport system based on water plasma propulsion technology. Momentus has in-place service agreements with private satellite companies, government agencies, and research organizations. For more information, visit: http://www.momentus.space/