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SmartSky's Fast Five with Nancy Walker

Posted by Adrienne Fouts on Jun 20, 2018 1:00:32 PM

We are very excited to welcome Nancy Walker to the SmartSky team as our first Chief Commercial Officer. A veteran of the aviation industry with over 30 years of aerospace technology and inflight connectivity experience, Nancy will be a valuable addition to SmartSky as she leads our network-related sales and marketing efforts.

“Nancy’s experiences and skills are a perfect complement to the existing SmartSky executive team. Her unique background enables her to understand the intricate details and interdependencies of IFC system engineering, program management, contracts, customer service, and customer support,” said Ryan Stone, president of SmartSky Networks.

Get to know a bit more about Nancy in this special extended installment of SmartSky's Fast Five!

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Topics: Employees, Fast Five

SmartSky Profile: Paul Sameit

Posted by Kerry Radigan on Apr 20, 2018 2:06:11 PM

Paul SameitPaul Sameit is the VP of Commercial and Government Aviation. He is responsible for leading the sales efforts with the airlines and the establishment of relationships needed to achieve Supplemental Type Certificates (STC's) with commercial aviation maintenance and repair organizations and commercial aircraft original equipment manufacturers. Paul is one of the founders of SmartSky Networks, and prior to this position, he was the VP of Accounting and Finance for four years, and the VP of Special Projects for two years.

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Topics: Employees, Trade Shows, Commercial Aviation

SmartSky's Fast Five with Krishnan Menon

Posted by Kerry Radigan on Feb 7, 2018 7:30:51 PM

 Though he joined our team toward the end of 2017, we wanted to introduce you to Krishnan Menon, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Business Development. Learn more about Krishnan in our latest installment of SmartSky's Fast Five!

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Topics: Employees, Fast Five

SmartSky's Shining Stars of Giving

Posted by Kerry Radigan on Jan 3, 2018 1:44:44 PM

SmartSky's employees may be scattered across the United States, but we share a common goal: spread joy and help those in need, not just around the holidays.

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Topics: Employees

SmartSky's Fast Five with Victoria Young

Posted by Kerry Radigan on Dec 28, 2017 1:59:35 PM

We are pleased to announce the addition of Victoria Young to our Network Team. Victoria joins SmartSky as a Senior Program Manager, skilled in managing cross-functional teams and programs. We sat down with Victoria for our next installment of Fast Five to learn more about her background, why she's in the aviation industry, and to learn a fun fact!

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Topics: Employees, Fast Five

SmartSky's Fast Five with Michael Toedtli

Posted by Kerry Radigan on Dec 12, 2017 5:40:24 PM

We are pleased to announce the addition of Michael Toedtli to our Apps & Services Team. Mike will be responsible for driving business relationships to make Skytelligence an industry standard framework for connecting apps & services to various algorithms and data sources. We sat down with Mike for our first installment of Fast Five to learn more about what motivates him, why he's in the aviation industry, and to learn a fun fact!

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Topics: Insider, Employees, Fast Five

Meet Mary Rogozinski, APEX Board of Directors Candidate 2017

Posted by Kerry Radigan on Aug 10, 2017 2:23:51 PM

Mary Rogozinski Candidate for Director, APEX Board
Name: Mary Rogozinski
Company: SmartSky Networks
Position: VP, Airlines

I think that the Board needs to be more diverse, representing more of the various types of businesses of our members.  As a Board member, I would bring a broad range of experience in our industry, having worked in both the airline and vendor communities, managed IFEC hardware and IFE content, managed inflight entertainment and inflight connectivity programs, developed customer products for both airplanes and airports, and previously serving on the Board, as President and Board member, representing both airline and vendor companies.  

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Topics: Employees, Commercial Aviation

Behind the Scenes at SmartSky

Posted by Kerry Radigan on Jul 27, 2017 10:31:00 AM

We sent out a survey to the SmartSky Team to give you some insight into our dynamic group of employees. Many are trained in Engineering, but what other college majors are represented? How many people are right handed versus left handed? Are dogs or cats preferred? These and more questions are answered in our first Staff Survey Infographic. Have a question you'd like surveyed? Let us know in the comments below.

Survey says... 

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Topics: Insider, Employees

Meet Jason Natwick, SmartSky's VP of Product Management

Posted by Kerry Radigan on May 25, 2017 2:34:55 PM

Jason Natwick recently joined the SmartSky team as Vice President of Product Management. We sat down with Jason to find out more about his love of aviation, experience, and fun facts.

What is the best career advice you have been given? 

Earn it, don’t expect it. I am a firm believer in earning your opportunities without waiting for someone to give you something. If your peers see your motivation, they will acknowledge your hard work and your actions might motivate them to grow themselves. 

What’s a fun fact about you most people don’t know? 

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Topics: Insider, Employees

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