Knight Sky Management Team
Complementing our service, product, and network offerings is Knight Sky's single most valuable resource - our people. Our highly experienced team possesses deep market knowledge and technical expertise in satellite communications, IP networking and software development. Many were involved first-hand in pivotal technological advances such as digital satellite communication, digital video, IP via satellite, and wireless security and have achieved post-graduate studies in the areas of Business, Engineering or Physics.
George Knizewski – President
Founder and president of Knight Sky, LLC, George Knizewski has worked within the satellite communications industry for more than 20 years. Notable projects include being the Lead technical advisor for satellite communications and wireless technologies to the US Army PEO-EIS office, and a senior consultant to the World Bank, U.S. Army, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the President of Knight Sky, Knizewski is an innovator in the SATCOM industry. He is the mind behind satellite service, SkyMAX, which is on version 2.0, as well as the Chameleon, which consolidates equipment needed in the field. He holds a Master of Science degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic University in New York NY and was awarded a Meritorious Service Award from the National Guard Bureau.
David Meadows - Vice President, SATCOM Programs, CTO
David has over 43 years of experience in satellite communications, including 21 years at COMSAT Labs and 11 years at Lockheed Martin, prior to joining Knight Sky in 2011. As the Vice President and SATCOM Program director, Meadows is responsible for capture and execution of satellite communications programs for DoD and civilian customers. He is currently working on the Flexible Terminal Interface project that will revolutionize the way deployable terminals connect to satellites. (I want to add a current or recent knight sky project to everyone where it is appliciable. At COMSAT Labs Meadows developed several software systems for a variety of commercial and government customers and was the Systems Engineer for the Ground Segment for the NASA Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) program, which pioneered the use of Ka-Band satellite technology in the 1990s. At Lockheed Martin, Dave was the Director of Strategic Development/Deputy CTO for LM IS&GS-Defense from 2008-2011, where he managed the IRAD program, including development of X-band steerable flat-plate SATCOM antennas. Meadows holds a Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg VA and is a Space Foundation Technology Hall of Fame awardee.
Todd Lizambri - Vice President, Product Engineering
Todd is a highly motivated and experienced leader with over 30 years of experience in system architectures/solutions, software development, operations, analytics and research. Currently, Todd's focus includes leading the software architecture and solutions for Knight Sky's role in the USAF Enterprise Management and Control contract as well as delivering software solutions to maintain Knight Sky's world class Satellite Service Solutions. Todd started his career in software as an engineer at IBM and has a passion for complex problem solving. He loves conceptualizing and applying new technologies such as machine learning, high throughput data ingestion/analytics, IoT sensors, and pattern recognition to enterprise applications in order to create value for the end-customers. Todd has degrees in Electrical Engineering Technology and Computer Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse.
Jamie Rohrback - Vice President, Finance and Administration
Jamie Rohrback has 20 years of experience from the SATCOM, Manufactuing, Aviation, Transportation and SaaS Industries. Rohrback is currently the VP of finance and administration at Knight Sky where she takes care of the financial aspects of the company as well as keeping the company in order. Rohrback graduated from University of Maryland University College with a master's degree in Management.