Dubois joined BlackSky as chief development officer in August 2021 to lead the company’s growth and corporate development initiatives after having served as an advisor to the Company’s board since September 2018. Dubois will succeed Johan Broekhuysen who stepped down from his role as CFO on June 9. Broekhuysen will remain employed at BlackSky until August 11 to support transition efforts.
“Since joining BlackSky, Henry has been a vital member of the BlackSky executive team and instrumental in the Company’s growth. We are excited to further leverage Henry’s proven leadership in corporate finance and strategic partnerships as we execute our long-term strategy. We want to thank Johan for his contributions and we wish him the best,” said BlackSky CEO Brian E. O’Toole.
Dubois brings over 30 years of financial and executive experience in the commercial remote sensing industry. Before joining BlackSky, Dubois was the CFO at GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a pioneer in the commercial satellite industry, where he helped scale the business from $30 million to $350 million of revenue. Prior to GeoEye, Dubois held several executive positions at DigitalGlobe, Inc., including president, CFO, and chief operating officer.
BlackSky also reaffirms its 2022 revenue guidance range of $58 million to $62 million.
“The recent billion dollar award from the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), combined with growing international business momentum support our conviction in the 2022 revenue guidance,” added O’Toole.
BlackSky is a leading provider of real-time geospatial intelligence. BlackSky delivers on-demand, high frequency imagery, monitoring and analytics of the most critical and strategic locations, economic assets, and events on Earth.
BlackSky designs, owns and operates one of the industry’s leading low earth orbit small satellite constellations, optimized to capture imagery cost-efficiently where and when our customers need it. BlackSky's Spectra AI software platform processes data from BlackSky's constellation and from other third-party sensors to develop the critical insights and analytics that our customers require.
BlackSky is relied upon by U.S. and international government agencies, commercial businesses, and organizations around the world. BlackSky is headquartered in Herndon, VA, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as BKSY. To learn more, visit www.blacksky.com and follow us on Twitter.
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