- Chairman, Planetary Holdings, USA
Degree (Honors) in Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia. Entrepreneur active in software, space, energy and technology industries. Currently: Executive Chairman, Space Adventures; CEO, Intentional Software; Chairman, Planetary Resources; Founder, Planetary Security Foundation, an NGO focused on goal of eliminating nuclear weapons. Member: X Prize Foundation Board; World Travel and Tourism Council; TED; Young Presidents' Organization; National Space Society Top 20 Space Visionaries. Author, The Space Tourist's Handbook. Recipient of awards: Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; CEO of the Year, Smart CEO magazine (2008). Interests: futurism, entrepreneurship, travel, knowledge engineering, exploring moon and asteroids, artificial intelligence, and improving state of the world.