Chris DeMay

Founder & Chief Operating Officer (COO), TrustPoint, Inc.

Role: Associate

Sites: CDL-Atlanta, CDL-Oxford, CDL-Paris, CDL-Toronto

Stream: Space

Chris DeMay is COO of TrustPoint, a NewSpace startup (and CDL graduate!) developing a commercial alternative to GPS that is both more secure and higher performing. Before founding TrustPoint, Chris DeMay was founder of HawkEye 360, the first commercial company to launch satellites to identify and geolocate a wide-range of signals. Under his leadership, HawkEye raised $100M+ and was named the 2019 SpaceNews Startup of the Year. Mr. DeMay served fourteen years in various roles within the U.S. Government, including leading $500m of satellite technology development. Mr. DeMay was named a 2019 Washingtonian’s Tech Titan and a 2016 USGIF GEOINT Golden Ticket winner; he is the recipient of the AFCEA’s 40 Under 40 Award, the NRO Gold Medal of Distinguished Performance, and the Frank Beamer Award for Exceptional Service. Mr. DeMay is a Project Management Professional and member of Mensa. He has an MS in Systems Engineering and a BS in Business Information Technology, both from Virginia Tech. Chris lives in Chantilly, Virginia with his wife and two children.