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ProtoStar has assembled a senior management team with years of operational and infrastructure financing experience in the satellite and telecommunications industries. The Company’s senior industry advisors and Board of Directors augment ProtoStar’s management with longstanding satellite business relationships in the Company’s target markets and extensive experience in the satellite industry.

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ProtoStar Management Team visiting Space Systems/Loral, the manufacturer of the ProtoStar I satellite, in Palo Alto, California
Philip Father, President and CEO
Philip Father
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Father, a co-founder, has over 15 years of experience in the satellite business and has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of ProtoStar since 2001. Prior to joining ProtoStar, Mr. Father served as a member of the senior management staff of General Motors-owned Hughes Electronics, where he contributed to the development of a number of satellite ventures, including DirecTV, Galaxy Latin America, Asia Pacific Mobile Telephone and Spaceway. This experience was preceded by a consulting career beginning in 1990 with The MAC Group, later Gemini Consulting, where Mr. Father headed the west coast high-tech strategy practice. Following Gemini, Mr. Father co-founded Strategos, an international strategy/business advisory boutique. Mr. Father holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic University.

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