Leadership

LEADERSHIP

MEET OUR TEAM

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

Dr. George Davis is the Founder and CEO of Emergent Space Technologies, Inc. He received a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin for his research into the precise orbit determination of low altitude satellites using the Global Positioning System. His M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, also from the University of Texas, was on on-orbit assembly operations for lunar and Mars spacecraft. His interests include GPS, PNT, spacecraft autonomy and navigation/orbit determination. Prior to starting Emergent, he worked for the Technical Services Division of the Orbital Sciences Corporation as a support contractor at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He worked in GSFC's spaceborne GPS technology group, providing systems engineering, algorithm development, receiver testing and data analysis support to a variety of missions, including the International Space Station, EO-1, and VCL. At the peak of the Internet bubble, he joined Appnet Systems, which became Commerce One e-Government Solutions, to break into the Information Technology industry. He supported the development of web portals and e-commerce exchanges for the federal government. It was there that he saw the opportunity to apply modern information technologies to the aerospace industry, and subsequently started Emergent. When not working, he enjoys coaching youth sports and playing softball in the NASA Goddard Softball League. With what little time he has left, he enjoys fishing and playing golf, and probably watching too much college football and basketball.


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VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Mr. Everett Cary is the Vice President of Operations and has previously served as the Vice President of Technical Services. He joined Emergent in 2002 and has seen the company through all its growth phases over the years. As the VP of Operations, he is responsible for the day-to-day tactical execution of the company's strategies. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. While at Emergent, he has been the Principal Investigator for a government-funded program and has been active in applying modern information technologies towards automation of satellite ground systems. He has numerous years of experience in developing, deploying, and managing software solutions across a variety of domains. His organization skills and his ability to decompose solutions into work packages applied itself naturally to project management responsibilities and ultimately to overseeing the corporate operations. Prior to joining Emergent, he designed, and supported software applications, including web and e-commerce portals, point-of sale solutions, enterprise busienss and auction applications. He has a strong interest in Engineering processes, having worked as a certified Rational Unified Process trainer and he is involved heavily with Emergent's Engineering Process Group. Outside of the office, he is a family man, scouter, and ham radio operator.


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DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES

Ms. Jaime Kline, Director of the Technical Services Division, joined the company in 2020! She received her M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, where she focused her study on thermal/fluid systems, and she earned her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University, The Behrend College. Prior to joining Emergent, Ms. Kline worked for ATA Aerospace and KBR (formerly SGT, Inc.) as a support services contractor at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  She supported the Instrument Projects Division (IPD) and Satellite Servicing Projects Division (SSPD) as a group manager for the prime contractor. Ms. Kline has extensive experience leading multidisciplinary engineering and project support teams, and values fostering employee and client relationships. Ms. Kline also has many years of experience developing processes, specifically related to manufacturing and vendor management.  Prior to supporting NASA GSFC, Ms. Kline worked as a thermal engineer for Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin, supporting the thermal design and analysis of multiple aircraft and spacecraft projects. In her spare time, Ms. Kline teaches yoga and meditation, and she enjoys racing stand-up paddleboards in the summer. She also loves traveling and spending time with her husband and three children. 


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Director of Product Development

Mr. Kendall Roberson is the Director of Product Development and is responsible for flight and ground software product development, deployment, management, and marketing. He currently leads multiple projects that are advancing and deploying our flight software autonomy products for use on civil and national security space missions. In addition, he serves as the Lead Software Engineer for the RISE contract at AFRL/RVE in Albuquerque, NM. Previously, he served as a lead for our mission control software team at NASA GSFC developing functionality supporting missions MMS, PACE, WFIRST, GEDI, RAVEN, OSAM-1, and others. Prior to joining Emergent in 2016, Mr. Roberson enjoyed a diverse career in software development leadership. He advanced aerospace state-of-the-art in launch vehicle flight software at Firefly Space Systems, test site and liquid propulsion flight software at Virgin Galactic, and avionics, test, and launch systems for Falcon 9 and Dragon at SpaceX. He advanced business automation state-of-the-art at American Express, Siebel Systems, and ISI. He advanced petrochemical state-of-the-art in industrial automation, measurement, and control at Tolteq Original Engineering, Daniel Industries, and DeltaSoft. When not working, Kendall enjoys sailing, science fiction, and spending time with his wife of 34 years and their four children, son-in-law, grandchildren, three cats, miniature golden retriever, and bearded dragon.


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Director of Research and Development

Mr. Austin Probe is the Director of Research and Development for Emergent and manages the software factory in Austin, Texas office. He joined Emergent in 2016 after having earned his B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University. Building upon his experience developing software and hardware for spacecraft, autonomous systems, robotics, and RF communications systems, he leads Emergent civil and national security space projects for DARPA, NASA, USAF SMC and AFRL/RV. In addition, he oversees the early stage development of Emergent’s ASCENT, SUMMIT, and YETI products as well as the GEAR FSW framework. Outside of work, Austin enjoys cooking, hiking, camping, and traveling with his wife, two daughters, and their dog.


DIRECTOR OF TALENT MANAGEMENT

Mr. Andy Frizzell is the Director of Talent Management. He is responsible for organization-wide needs assesment, recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, training, career development and performance management. He comes to this role after a 25 year career in enterprise software delivery and customer success and 5 years in executive recruiting. A graduate of The Unversity of Texas at Austin, he is a family man, an acvtive volunteer in the local community, and is an avid indoorsman, brewer and fisherman.