Gwynne E. Shotwell

President & Chief Operating Officer at Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Gwynne E. Shotwell

Gwynne E. Shotwell

President & Chief Operating Officer at Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Overview
Career Highlights

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

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2270

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1964

Age

55

Number of Awards

1

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Vice President & General Counsel at Northwestern University

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Director of Planning at Northwestern University

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Director, Corporate Sales at Northwestern University

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Chief Executive Officer at Fast Heat, Inc.

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Member, Leadership Circle Washington, DC Regional Board at Northwestern University

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Managing Director at Divergent Ventures LLC

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Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences & Professor of Operations at Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

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Founder & Partner at Crosslink Capital, Inc.

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Managing General Partner at NEA Management Co. LLC

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Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Gwynne E. Shotwell
President & Chief Operating Officer at Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
Education
Graduate Degree

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Career History
President & Chief Operating Officer
2002 - Current

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecrafts. It is develops the partially reusable launch vehicles Falcon 1 and Falcon 9. The company was founded by Elon R. Musk in 2002 and is headquartered in Hawthorne, CA.

Director-Space Systems Division
Prior

Microcosm, Inc. designs spacecraft orbit control systems and space related software. It provides low cost access to space and low-cost operations in space. The firm is internationally recognized for its innovations in space mission engineering; guidance, navigation, and control and the development of technologies and methods to substantially reduce space mission costs. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Hawthorne, CA.

Professional
Prior

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to projects for civil agencies like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, commercial companies, universities, and international organizations in the national interest. From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our insight and involvement in space programs has significantly reduced the risk of launch failure and increased both satellite endurance and performance. Avoiding a single catastrophic failure resulting in the loss of operational capabilities can save the government more than three times the total annual Aerospace FFRDC budget. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our involvement spans all facets of space systems, including systems engineering, testing, analysis, and development; acquisition support; launch readiness and certification; anomaly resolution; and the application of new technologies for existing and next-generation space systems. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world. The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, California, and has other locations throughout the nation. The staff comprises approximately 4,000 employees, two-thirds of whom are members of the technical staff.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Effective 03/2019

Polaris Industries Inc. designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high-quality, off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles. Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PII," and the company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 600 stock price index

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Transactions
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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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Monkimun, Inc. designs fun and educational language games for kids. It offers an alternative to traditional teaching methods by implementing interactive, multi-media technologies and embedding lessons into the context of games. The company was founded by Cristobal Viedma Ivorra and Maria Jose Viedma Ivorra in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #90
2015
Forbes Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2013 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2011 Milken Institute State of The State Conference

Hundreds of California's leading business executives and policymakers gathered for a day of purpose and problem-solving at the 13th annual State of the State Conference. This all-day event at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles was highlighted by a special lunch panel featuring a conversation between Gov. Jerry Brown and Institute Chairman Mike Milken.

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