Spire Global Appoints Frank Frulio as General Manager of Space Services
Seasoned telecommunications executive will oversee the growth of the company's space as a service offerings
VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Spire Global, Inc. (NYSE: SPIR) (“Spire” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, has appointed Frank Frulio as General Manager of Space Services. With more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, he has a proven track record of sales, operations, and business development leadership in regional, national, and global markets.
Mr. Frulio will be responsible for guiding and executing on the business growth strategy and product roadmap for Spire Space Services, which allows organizations to deploy and scale their own constellation at maximum speed and with minimum risk, all through a subscription model that eliminates the high upfront cost of building and maintaining infrastructure in space. He is relocating to Glasgow, Scotland where the Company’s satellite manufacturing facility is located and will report to Chief Operating Officer Theresa Condor.
“The Space as a Service model has unlocked a massive opportunity for companies to develop new applications in space to solve problems and gain a competitive edge. With Frank's decades of experience leading business development and driving new product adoption at multinational corporations, he brings the expertise and skill set needed to commercialize this offering at a global scale and help organizations realize the opportunities at play here,” said Ms. Condor.
Previously, Mr. Frulio was the Managing Director and Region Head for the Americas and Europe at Singtel, a Singaporean telecommunications conglomerate. Prior to that, he held numerous leadership positions at telecommunications companies including XO Communications, CenturyLink Business, and AT&T. Mr. Frulio received a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Central Florida. He has served on the Board of Directors for United Way, Volunteer Center of North Texas, and Methodist Health Systems.
“I am excited to join the booming and dynamic new space industry, tapping my background in telecom to help organizations understand the role that space-based applications can increasingly play in transforming every aspect of our world, from helping businesses improve their bottom line to preventing and mitigating the impacts of climate change here on Earth,” said Mr. Frulio. “Having grown up a stone’s throw away from the Kennedy Space Center, where my father worked on the NASA Space Shuttle program, I feel right at home joining Spire.”
Spire co-founder Joel Spark, who recently served as General Manager of Space Services and successfully led the rapid growth of the business, will transition back to his roots within engineering and focus on advancing its next-generation spacecraft as Chief Satellite Architect.
About Spire Global, Inc.
Spire (NYSE: SPIR) is a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, offering access to unique datasets and powerful insights about Earth from the ultimate vantage point so that organizations can make decisions with confidence, accuracy, and speed. Spire uses one of the world’s largest multipurpose satellite constellations to source hard to acquire, valuable data and enriches it with predictive solutions. Spire then provides this data as a subscription to organizations around the world so they can improve business operations, decrease their environmental footprint, deploy resources for growth and competitive advantage, and mitigate risk. Spire gives commercial and government organizations the competitive advantage they seek to innovate and solve some of the world’s toughest problems with insights from space. Spire has offices in San Francisco, Boulder, Washington DC, Ontario, Glasgow, Oxfordshire, Luxembourg, and Singapore. To learn more, visit www.spire.com.
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Released December 1, 2022