Robbie Schingler is co-founder and chief strategy officer of Planet. Prior to Planet, Schingler spent nine years at NASA, where he helped build the Small Spacecraft Office at NASA Ames and was capture manager for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). He later served as NASA’s open government representative to the White House and served as chief of staff for the Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA. He received a MBA from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in space studies from the International Space University, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Santa Clara University. Schingler was a 2005 Presidential Management Fellow.