United States of America
In 2012, Greg founded OneWeb with the mission of enabling Internet access for everyone. Prior to OneWeb, in 2007 Greg founded O3b Networks, Ltd. O3b raised approximately 1.3bn USD to design and build a satellite constellation to provide fiber quality backhaul for telecom operators in the most remote markets around the world. Today, O3b has launched 12 satellites, which have attained individual link speeds in excess of 1gbps with only 130ms of latency. The system provides the highest capacity and lowest latency combination of any satellites built to date.
Prior to developing O3b, Greg spent four years developing telecommunications in Africa for very rural locations. He built a local team and connected over 200 schools to the internet, provided the first 3G and fiber to the home connections on the continent and focused heavily on developing local capabilities to deploy and manage the technologies.
In the 1990’s Greg founded a semiconductor cooling technology company which provided thermal solutions to most of the top PC manufacturers such as Dell and Hewlett Packard and eventually gaming consoles such as the XBOX.
After the successful sale of his first company Greg became focused on rural connectivity issues in successively larger endeavors. He has spent much of his time in emerging markets working hands on with technology development and deployment leading to his understanding of the intersection between developed world technologies and emerging market needs.
Greg has been named one of the top 50 influencers of technology and recently received the Arthur C. Clarke award for Innovation. He lives in Florida, USA with his wife and 5 children. He is also an instrument rated private pilot flying both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.