Tech executive Tim Solms named CEO of Slingshot Aerospace

WASHINGTON — Slingshot Aerospace, a space tracking and data analytics company, named longtime tech executive Tim Solms as its new chief executive officer, the company announced Feb. 7. 
The company’s former CEO and co-founder Melanie Stricklan resigned from Slingshot in August 2023 for personal reasons, a spokesperson told SpaceNews. Slingshot’s co-founder David Godwin had been serving as interim chief executive until Solms’ appointment.
“Slingshot has the opportunity to be the global leader in providing unique and highly relevant space data and analytics to help customers maximize their missions,” Solms said in a statement.
Solms previously worked at Microsoft, Dell, VMware, and most recently at Dun & Bradstreet, a provider of business decision-making data and analytics. 
Tim Solms. Credit: Slingshot AerospaceAt Microsoft and VMware Federal,  Solms managed the companies’ defense and military business sectors. 
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