SpinLaunch, a pioneering space company enabling rapid and sustainable low-cost access to space, has announced that aerospace-industry veteran Matthew Mejía has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. Mejía comes to SpinLaunch with more than 20 years’ experience in aerospace finance, investment banking, consulting, and executive leadership, as well as a successful record of raising and deploying billions of capital in the aerospace industry.
As CFO & CSO, Mejía will play a critical role in accelerating SpinLaunch’s commercial and strategic growth by driving the company’s financing and business development initiatives. He will also lead the advancement and execution of the company’s go-to-market strategy delivering an integrated suite of launch, satellite, and service offerings.
“Matthew is a proven CFO and Strategy Officer with a long track record of raising significant capital and commercializing disruptive space solutions. His passion for the industry and combination of financial and market experience will bring significant value to our company,” said Jonathan Yaney, Founder and CEO, SpinLaunch. “His strategic guidance will be instrumental as we continue to expand our technology capabilities and bring massive disruption to the market.”
SpinLaunch, founded by Yaney in 2014, is revolutionizing access to space by building a ground-based, electric-powered mass accelerator launch system that can deliver a substantially less expensive and environmentally sustainable method to place constellations of small satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). In the last year, SpinLaunch also created a new product line of small satellite buses in the 20 kg-200 kg size class that complements its low-cost and high-cadence approach to space and meets upcoming LEO constellation needs.
“SpinLaunch understands that to truly realize and unlock the trillion-dollar space economy, we must ensure accessing and operating in space becomes far more affordable, frequent, and ultimately, sustainable,” said Matthew Mejía, CFO and CSO, SpinLaunch. “No other company is disrupting the entire space ecosystem with that vision, and I am thrilled to join Jonathan and his team to build on the incredible innovation that has captivated the industry.”
Mejía’s experience spans aerospace and defense, finance, management consulting and investment banking, including senior leadership positions at Sierra Space, Aerion Supersonic, and Renaissance Strategic Advisors. Through his expertise, he has gained a keen knowledge of the aerospace and defense markets and, importantly, the capital markets interested in investing in the future of space.