Dave VanEpps joins Ursa Space Systems as VP of Engineering, where he brings a passion for software engineering excellence and exceptional leadership.
Prior to his role at Ursa, he served as Senior Director of Delivery for Acxiom, a global marketing technology company, where he rapidly scaled technology teams while improving both client and associate delight. He has also held numerous technology leadership roles at high-tech companies such as OnStar and Vynamic. Dave has consistently led technology organizations to deliver solutions that exceed expectations while delighting clients, associates, and shareholders.
Ursa’s Engineering organization is responsible for ingesting satellite imagery and data and using data science and analytics to create intelligence and actionable insights. As VP of Engineering, Dave will help Ursa continue the journey from start-up to scale-up. He will also be instrumental in attracting and growing top talent to create a world class delivery culture across the data science, analytics, Ursa platform, user interface, and Information Technology domains.
“I’m delighted to join the Ursa Space team at such a pivotal time of rapid growth. Leading this multi-disciplinary team of capable engineers to the leading edge of success will not only reinforce Ursa’s current capabilities, but foster growth in future efficiencies as we expand our product catalog,” Dave VanEpps, VP of Engineering at Ursa Space.
Dave brings best-in-class software engineering processes that empower organizations to rapidly deliver exciting, high-value solutions at scale. His portfolio management experience in both start-up and large technology organizations will be invaluable as the team grows to meet scaling demand from the industry, our partners, and our customers. Additionally, his cross-industry experience and principles of execution will drive both speed-to-value and quality.
Dave graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelors in Computer Science and a masters in Software Development and Management. He resides in Harrison Township, Michigan, with his wife, Charlotte. Outside of work, he actively volunteers and serves in several non-profits, and he enjoys running, cycling, writing, and boating in his spare time.