- Jonathan GoffPresident and CEO
Jonathan is an entrepreneur, inventor, and space technologist, with a track record in envisioning the future and working to make it reality. Previously, as a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, Jonathan participated in building that company into one of the leading competitors in the suborbital RLV industry, and as their Lead Propulsion Engineer, he played an important role in Masten’s victory in the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. Jonathan left Masten in 2010 to found Altius Space Machines, and has since led Altius’s business operations, business development, fundraising, and technology research and development efforts. Jonathan was one of the lead inventors on Altius’s patented Sticky Boom™ technology, and has also been one of the main technical architects behind Altius’s spacecraft capture, satellite servicing, and on-orbit refueling technologies.
In addition to his work as a space entrepreneur at Masten and Altius, Jonathan is a published space technologist, with papers on space technology development, orbital propellant depots, and space architectures, as well as being proprietor of the Selenian Boondocks space technology and policy blog. Jon’s educational background includes a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and a MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007), both from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.
- William BoltonChief Marketing Officer
Bill is a seasoned sales, marketing, and software development professional who combines over 25 years experience of marketing and sales in the aerospace and automotive sectors with a passion for hardware and software development. Bill’s experience includes building and racing his own fuel dragster, a career at IBM that spanned the range from service/repair on mainframe systems, to creating and implementing software solutions, to marketing entire systems and datacenters for the aerospace and automotive market segments, and running his own ad agency focused on the Colorado small businesses.
At Altius, Bill leads overall marketing and information technologies efforts, and also has management responsibilities for business development and robotic technical development activities for both terrestrial and space station assistive telerobots. Bill’s educational background includes earning an MBA through Harvard University (1985) via the prestigious IBM Presidents Class, and a BS in Information Systems from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business (2002).