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Peter Platzer

Chief Executive Officer, Spire Global, Inc.

Peter Platzer is CEO of Spire. He co-founded the company in 2012 with a vision to provide satellite-powered data from any location on earth. Platzer is now regarded as one of the pioneers in launching small form factor satellites into space and was named a White House Champion of Change in 2013.

Prior to launching Spire, Peter trained at CERN and the Max Planck Institute before turning to business with the Boston Consulting Group in Germany, Singapore, and Thailand. After attending Singularity University’s inaugural Executive Program in 2009, Platzer decided to leave finance to focus on high frequency and high accuracy data in space. He interned at NASA Ames’ Space Portal and in 2012, graduated with an MSS from the International Space University.

Peter received an M.S. in Physics from the Technical University of Vienna and an M.B.A. from Harvard, where he was a Baker scholar. He also currently serves as a Career Coach at Harvard Business School.