Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Craig is the founder of our company and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairwoman since 2014. Ms. Craig is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Craig Technical Consulting, Inc., an engineering and technology company since 1999. Ms. Craig graduated from Knox College with a BA in Computer Science and a BS in Computer Science Engineering from University of Illinois. She also has a MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Systems Engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology. Carol is a former P-3 Orion Naval Flight Officer and one of the first women eligible to fly in combat. She has served on over 30 boards that include educational, aerospace and defense industry and non-profit organizations.
Chief Financial Officer
Teresa Burchfield brings over 30 years of finance and accounting experience to her new role as Chief Financial Officer at Sidus Space, Inc. She has worked in multiple industries, to include consumer products, retail, direct to consumer, technology, and oil & gas, and she has over 12 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer.
Ms. Burchfield has worked in both early stage and large corporate environments. She was with Tupperware, a $1.8 billion publicly traded company, for 19 years where she served in a number of financial management roles. While with Tupperware she was the VP and Chief Financial Officer for the US & Canada business unit, VP and Group Chief Financial Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa and the VP of Investor Relations. Accordingly, she has extensive accounting, financial planning, and investor relations experience. In addition, during her time at Tupperware Ms. Burchfield was also Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at BeautiControl, which was a wholly owned subsidiary of Tupperware.
During her career Teresa has also managed numerous aspects of business operations. These include business development, I.T. and marketing operations, and as a result she is experienced in product forecasting, purchasing and distribution analytics. Teresa also has over 15 years of experience working in manufacturing environments, providing a strong background in costing and operational efficiencies.
Ms. Burchfield holds a B.S. Degree in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma, and she is a CPA in the state of Oklahoma.
Chief Technology Officer and Director
Mr. Adams has served as our Chief Technology Officer since September 2021 and has agreed to become a director upon consummation of this offering. Since June 2015, Mr. Adams has worked for Lockheed Martin, most recently focused on strategic research and development in Lockheed Martin’s Autonomous Systems Group and supported Lockheed Martin’s business areas and mission and fire control (MFC) lines of business programs developing autonomous systems technology in multiple domains (air, land, sea, and space). He joined Lockheed Martin after a distinguished career NASA and Boeing. Mr. Adams’ final assignment at NASA was serving as the Associate Division Chief of NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Software, Robotics, and Simulation, Engineering Division.
Chief Mission Operations Officer
Mr. Curry joined Sidus Space as our Chief Mission Operations Officer in April, 2022 and offers over 35 years of technical leadership and program management experience in human spaceflight and spacecraft design, development, test, and operations from aerospace leaders NASA and Blue Origin. At NASA Mr. Curry served as a Flight Director and Program Manager as well as the Dream Chaser Program Director for crew and cargo designs. While at NASA he received an SNC Executive of the Year award for role in the NASA CRS-2 selection. Prior to joining Sidus, Mr. Curry served as Senior Director and Test and Flight Operations Deputy at Blue Origin. Curry holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Chief Commercial Officer
With over 20 years of experience in technology and business strategy development, Gillenwater has a proven track record of driving revenue growth and profitability through effective commercial strategy development and execution. Most recently, Gillenwater served as Vice President and Business Head, Global Carrier & Enterprise for OneWeb, where he was responsible for all aspects of global commercial strategy and operations across multiple verticals. Prior to OneWeb, Gillenwater served as Vice President and Business Head, US and Europe for Bharti Airtel, where he was responsible for full operational and revenue control over direct and channel sales for Bharti Airtel US and Bharti Airtel Europe.
Gillenwater holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Monmouth College along with an International MBA from Fordham University.