The saying, “innovate or die,” isn’t overdramatic – if companies don’t collaborate in today’s highly competitive marketplace, their proposals won’t be as strong. The ability to expand product portfolios is perhaps the most important reason of them all, as this is the main reason most companies are looking to team. Businesses can bring their resources together to form a think tank and both benefit from the research and innovation.
Most of us can imagine future civilization on the Moon: lunar cities built by lunar factories running on lunar resources. There has even been much written about what to do once we have that. Harder to envision is how we get there.
This week marks the 8th Anniversary of the incorporation of NSTXL. As any true start-up would, we dove in headfirst to develop a new platform to deliver transformative technology to the marketplace at the speed of mission and relevance. And as any true start-up does, we quickly learned that success was not a straight line.
Mike Dodd, VP of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, is our Employee Spotlight. Mike has experience on both the frontlines and behind the scenes. He works with NSTXL to support national security and bring about change for the Warfighter. Mike has years of experience and knowledge within the industry, so read ahead to learn from an expert.
Want to know more about our exceptional Acquisition Manager? Cathy Jordan joined NSTXL in June of 2019 and has been working on the acquisition side of our innovation network ever since. When Cathy isn’t spending her time helping NSTXL grow, she also enjoys building things at home, going on cruises, and trying local IPA’s from wherever she’s found herself.
This September, we wanted to showcase our Membership Success Marketing Manager, Tranisha Harris. Tranisha brings with her powerful ideas and plans to improve both NSTXL and how the industry looks at membership overall. As the Membership Marketing Manager, she takes on a multitude of tasks to improve the membership experience.
For August’s Get to Know NSTXL series, we are highlighting S2MARTS Deputy Director Tony Kestranek. Tony joined NSTXL in November of 2020 and brought with him an undying passion for supporting the Warfighter, which he exemplifies every day through his tireless efforts to ensure that we are getting the most effective technology to those on the frontlines- as quickly as possible.