Swarm Team

Swarm is a team of explorers, researchers, and operators. Swarm's team members work on R&D, satellite and ground hardware, and prototype builds in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Sara Spangelo

Co-founder and CEO

Dr. Sara Spangelo worked on small satellites and autonomous aircraft at the University of Michigan and was a lead systems engineer at both NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and Google X. Her expertise is in modeling and optimizing satellite constellations to maximize impact and business opportunities. Sara holds a PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and in 2017 was a Top 32 Canadian astronaut candidate.

Dr. Ben Longmier

Co-founder and CTO

Dr. Ben Longmier was previously the Founder and CEO of Aether Industries (acquired by Apple in 2015). While at Apple, Ben led an Aerospace R&D effort for several company objectives. Prior to working at Apple, Ben was a tenure track Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. Ben holds a PhD in Engineering Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA-JSC.

Alan Adamson

Lead Electrical Engineer

Jackson Lindauer

Head of Business Operations

John Guthery

Lead Test Engineer

Dr. Sophie Arlow

Lead Program Manager

David Hash

Lead Constellation Designer

Mark Bryla

Sr. Embedded Hardware Engineer

JC Wren

Sr. Embedded Firmware Engineer

Dick Mincher

Sr. Embedded Firmware Engineer

Kalpak Gude

General Counsel

Alex Guefen

Systems Engineer

David Miramontez

Sr. Laboratory Technician

Jeff Mullins

Sr. Embedded Firmware Engineer

Annette Purves

Head of Market Access

Sara Menna

Staffing Lead

Sarah Chu

Office Manager

Damien Jiang

Sr. Software Engineer

Pieter Ibelings

Lead RF Systems Engineer


Jonny Dyer

Former Chief Engineer, Skybox

Julius Genachowski

Former Chairman, FCC (2009-2013)

Micki Seibel

Former Head of Sustainable Food, Orange

Andy McCall

EVP, Sales, Samsara

Dan Rose

Former VP, Partnerships, Facebook

Dave Butler

Senior Manager, Security Engineering, Uber






Global Development Partner

Automotive Connectivity Partner

Open Positions

We’re actively looking for teammates that share our passion for shaping global connectivity.

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