What

Drives Us

Enabling intelligent systems to operate safely in any environment

We are a group of space ninjas, engineers, GPS nerds, motorcycle racers, and adventurers. We've built
small satellites, big satellites, and even GPS satellites.  We've built rockets, airplanes, and billion dollar businesses. Our experience stems from the likes of SpaceX, Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, L3 Harris, Booz Allen Hamilton, NASA, Ford, and Stanford GPS Lab.

We Are Xona

Brian Manning
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Brian Manning
CEO

Structures Engineer

SpaceX

MBA

London Business School

MS Aeronautics & Astronautics

Stanford University

Motorcycle Racing, Snowboarding, Crossfit

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Tyler Reid
CTO

Researcher, Autonomous Driving

Ford Motor Company

Researcher, GPS Lab

Stanford University

PhD & MS Aeronautics & Astronautics

Stanford University

Electric Guitar, Hiking, Exploring

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Bryan Chan
Director of Business Development

Co-founder

Night Crew Labs

Program Manager

Space Systems Loral (Maxar) 

MS Aeronautics & Astronautics

Stanford University

Bicycling, Homebrewing, Photography

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Adrien Perkins
Director of Navigation Systems

Lead Software Developer

Callsnapp

Researcher, GPS Lab

Stanford University

PhD & MS Aeronautics & Astronautics

Stanford University

Skiing, Board Games

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Paul Tarantino
Director of Program Management

Avionics, Instruments, & GNC Engineer

Blue Origin

Researcher, Space Environment and Satellite Systems Lab

Stanford University

PhD & MS Aeronautics & Astronautics

Stanford University

Surfing, Traveling, Archery, MMA

Andrew Neish
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Andrew Neish
Communications Lead

New Shepard and New Glenn Navigation

Blue Origin

Researcher, GPS Lab

Stanford University

PhD & MS Aeronautics & Astronautics

Stanford University

Backpacking, Trumpet, Photography

Kaz Gunning
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Kazuma Gunning
Navigation Algorithms & Architecture Lead

GPS III, OCX Modeling, & Simulation

Booz Allen Hamilton

Researcher, GPS Lab

Stanford University

PhD & MS Aeronautics & Astronautics

Stanford University 

Movies, MMA

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Jerami Martin
Mechanical Lead

Mechanical Design Engineer

Pumpkin Space Systems

MS Aeronautics & Astronautics

Stanford University

Backpacking, Travel, Art & Design

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Miguel Seun Cardoso
European Operations Lead

MIF London Business School

International Exchange Columbia Business School

Director

SimplyAds Media

Investment Banking

FBNQuest

Morning Workouts, Travelling, Afrobeats

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Jackson Wagner
Software Engineer

Spacecraft Systems Engineer

SpaceQuest

MS Aerospace Engineering

Colorado University Boulder

Road Trips, Virtual Reality, Sci-Fi Novels

Nick Torres
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Nick Torres
Software Engineer

Engineer

NSWC Panama City Division

BS Computer Engineering

Florida State University

Gaming, Anime

Josh McGhee
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Josh McGhee
Sr. RF Engineer

Precision GNSS Instrument Design

PlanetiQ

Millimeter Wave Instrument Design

Steward Observatory

MS Electrical Engineering

University of Arizona

Reading, Camping, DIY, Being Dad

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Giff Jaeger
Sr. Software Engineer

Sr. Software Engineer

NovaWurks

BS Information & Computer Science 

University of California Irvine

Swimming, Body Surfing, Grandparenting, Reading

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Cameron MacDonald
Software Engineer Lead

Flight Software, GOES-R

Lockheed Martin Space

MSEE Computer Engineering

University of New Haven

Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Climbing

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Ashish Goel
Consultant

Research Technologist

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Postdoctoral Researcher

Graduate Aerospace Laboratories California Institute of Technology

PhD & MS Aeronautics & Astronautics

Stanford University

Hiking, Mountaineering, Skiing, Climbing, Birding

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157 South Blvd

San Mateo, CA 94402

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