Steve Oldham is Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development at SSL, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems. In this role, he leads the business development team, with a focus on small satellites, and New Space ventures. Steve is also a Senior Vice President for Business Development at MDA, allowing him to integrate MDA and SSL capabilities for optimized solutions.
He played a critical role in establishing SSL’s partnership with Google’s Terra Bella, formerly Skybox Imaging, and has also driven the company’s activity in complex technology demonstrations and LEO satellite programs.
Mr. Oldham has been with MDA for over 20 years, holding a variety of positions in systems engineering, program management, and business development. He was appointed Vice President and General Manager for Satellite Missions and Robotics in 2007 before moving to focus on mergers and acquisitions in 2011, and he was part of the MDA team that worked on the purchase and integration of SSL in 2012.
Mr. Oldham’s responsibilities have included major Earth observation programs such as RADARSAT-2, RADARSAT Constellation Mission, and RapidEye. He has also overseen flagship programs such as the Canadarms on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.
Mr. Oldham holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Birmingham in England.