In 2012, Greg founded OneWeb with the mission of enabling Internet access for everyone. Prior to OneWeb, in 2007 Greg founded O3b Networks, Ltd. O3b raised approximately 1.3bn USD to design and build a satellite constellation to provide fiber quality backhaul for telecom operators in the most remote markets around the world. Today, O3b has launched 12 satellites, which have attained individual link speeds in excess of 1gbps with only 130ms of latency. The system provides the highest capacity and lowest latency combination of any satellites built to date.
Chief Executive Officer
Adrian is the Chief Executive Officer at OneWeb, where he is responsible for overseeing the company's growth. Adrian brings extensive experience and passion for enabling connectivity to OneWeb. Since 1999, he has been building companies from the ground up and working to enable voice and data communications in countries around the world.
Adrian was the CEO of lusacell, a very successful mobile carrier in Mexico, which he sold to AT&T in 2015. He also led the buildout and operations of the fiber backbones in both Colombia and Peru in cooperation with their respective governments and during his time as CFO at TV Azteca, he took the company public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
VP of Product Definition
Larry Alder is VP of Product Definition at OneWeb. His organizational responsibilities include the development of OneWeb’s user facing products including User Terminals. He is also currently the Co-Chair of the US Department of Congress’s Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) and has been a member of the committee since 2011.
Dr Alder was Director of Access Strategy at Google from 2005-2016 where was responsible for a number of product, policy, and strategic investment activities promoting Internet access. Dr Alder started and led Google’s Project Link which brings a shared fiber infrastructure networks to multiple countries in Africa and has become an independent company CSquared. He was a leader in Google’s project to bring Wi-Fi to the India rail stations. Dr Alder led Google’s initial investment in O3b Networks, a global satellite service provider, and served on the board until its sale to SES in 2016. Prior to joining Google, Dr Alder spent 10 years at ArrayComm an early pioneering company in building MIMO wireless systems, where he served as vice president of technology development.
Dr Alder holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University and Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from UCLA.
Stephen Chernow is the General
Counsel at OneWeb, where he is responsible for all Legal and Regulatory matters.
Mr. Chernow has over 30 years of professional experience, including more than 17 years in
the satellite industry. Prior to joining OneWeb, he was the Vice President,
Deputy General Counsel at Intelsat, where he was responsible for a variety of
matters including regulatory, trade compliance, commercial transactions,
M&A activity, antitrust, litigation, satellite and launch vehicle procurement,
intellectual property, labor and employment, customer sales contracts, satellite-related services, insurance, and compliance issues.
Prior to Intelsat, he served as
Senior Counsel at Mobil Oil, where he managed a team of attorneys responsible for
nationwide environmental litigation. He also handled high-exposure commercial,
employment, contract and antitrust litigation. In addition, Mr. Chernow spent
time at Mobil in a non-legal capacity as a Regional Manager of Supply and
Mr. Chernow holds a Juris
Doctor Degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts
Degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Heidi S. Dillard is the Chief Human Resources Officer at OneWeb. She is responsible for leadership and oversight of the Human Resources and Facilities departments.
Ms. Dillard has more than 20 years of professional experience. Prior to joining OneWeb, she ran the Internal Operations at the Common Application, a not-for-profit membership association that produces and maintains the world’s leading undergraduate college application tool for 731 member colleges and universities. In her role, she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the human resources, finance, information technology, and facilities departments. Prior to the Common Application, Ms. Dillard held various roles at Human Capital Initiatives LLC, a boutique human capital consulting firm specializing in technology and was the Head of HR at NavigationArts, LLC a web-design and digital media consulting company.
Ms. Dillard also served in the United States Army.
Ms. Dillard received an BS from the United States Military Academy and is a Senior Professional in Human Resources. In addition, she has been recognized for her volunteer efforts with military spouses and families. She also actively participates in human resources and military spouse mentorship programs.
VP of Finance and Business Operations
Steven Fay serves as OneWeb’s Vice President of Finance & Business Operations and is responsible for all Business Planning, Financial Analysis, Treasury, Corporate Development, and Accounting, as well as oversight for the Corporate IT, Partnerships, HR and Facilities operations of the company.
Prior to OneWeb, Steve was the Head of Business Operations for the LEO satellite program at Google. Prior to Google, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance, Treasury, & Systems for Catalyst Health Solutions, a Fortune 500 company. Before that, Steve spent 10 years with Sirius XM Satellite Radio serving as Vice President of Corporate Finance, Business Planning, and Decision Support where he drove growth from a start-up operation to over $3 billion in annual revenues. While at Sirius XM, he raised several billion in debt and equity financings and was a major participant in the merger and integration of XM and Sirius in 2008.
Steve has an undergraduate degree from Dickinson College and his M.B.A., with honors, from The George Washington University. In 2017, Steve was selected as a finalist for NVTC's CFO of the Year Award.
Chief Information Officer
Vikas Groveris the Chief Information Officer at OneWeb, where he is accountable for developing and operationalizing the company’s Terrestrial Networks, Platforms, Customer Services and Enterprise Security. Prior to OneWeb, he served Vodafone as the CIO and Chief Networks Officer in India, where he was accountable for annual $1Bn+ Capex spends. Over 9 years at Vodafone, Mr Grover established mega scale Networks and IT Systems to serve 200Mn+ customers and enterprises, served through a 1Mn+ Distribution network; resulting in market leadership for Vodafone in India.
Mr Grover has over 26 years of rich experiences spanning multiple industries and with Big 4 Consulting firms across Europe and India. He brings in business and technology insights for a variety of industry sectors such as Telecom, Retail, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy, Public Sector, Pvt. Equity and Venture Capitalists. Mr Grover led the Technology Strategy practice at Atos KPMG Consulting in the UK through strategic engagements covering IT Strategy, Shared Services, Digital integration, ERP transformation, M&A Advisory, OSS/BSS transformation. Before moving to the UK, Mr Grover led the implementation of first green-field GSM networks for Tata-Bell Canada JV and Hutchison. Earlier in his career with Siemens, he engineered fixed line Digital transformation for the Indian PTT and across several states in India.
Mr Grover holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from India’s first Telecom Engineering institute; he received his PG Certificate in Management from Glasgow University and is a PRINCE 2 Practitioner Certified from the UK.
Senior Vice President, Program Office
Suzi McBride is the Senior Vice President of OneWeb's Program Office, where she is responsible for the overall program to develop, construct, launch and operate the satellite constellation and ground system. Prior to joining OneWeb, she served as the Vice President of the Iridium Program Management Office (PMO) and Launch Services. In this position, she was part of the leadership team to develop the Iridium NEXT system where she led the PMO, launch strategy/engineering and hosted payloads for Iridium NEXT.
Mrs. McBride has spent more than 20 years in program management and engineering in the aerospace and telecommunication industries. Prior to joining Iridium, she held the position of Program Manager at General Dynamics (now Orbital ATK) where she managed NASA and U.S. Air Force satellite programs. Prior to joining General Dynamics, Mrs. McBride was a Program Director at Motorola. During her time at Motorola, she managed large new technology cellular system implementations in different locations around the world. She also worked for six years on the Iridium program at Motorola’s Satellite Communications Group as a senior engineer in satellite manufacturing and launch. Early in Mrs. McBride’s career, she worked for Price Waterhouse in New York City as a management consultant.
Mrs. McBride received her MBA from the University of Tennessee in the Executive Aerospace & Defense program and her dual undergraduate degrees, a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University and a B.A. in Management Engineering from Claremont McKenna College. She also holds a Master’s degree in Program Management from George Washington University and is PMI certified.
Chief Financial Officer
Tom Whayne is the Chief Financial Officer of OneWeb. He is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the Finance Department, including accounting, corporate financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, and corporate development.
Tom has more than 23 years of experience as an investment banker providing strategic and financial advice to the boards and management teams of many of the world’s largest technology, media, telecommunications and energy companies. As a Managing Director at investment banking firms including Credit Suisse First Boston, Morgan Stanley and Rothschild, he advised on more than 50 mergers and acquisitions transactions valued at greater than $1 billion. Tom has worked in both New York and London during his career in investment banking.
He is currently an Advisory Director at Baker Street Scientific, a data analytics company providing software solutions that analyze data from any source or sensor for government and defense customers, as well as healthcare and other commercial enterprises.
Tom earned an A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard College and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS).