Name Surname

Matteo Genna

Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Product Strategy and Development


Dr. Matteo Genna is the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Product Strategy and Development at SSL, a full-service provider of communications satellites and space systems. In this role, he is responsible for the development SSL’s products to meet current and future opportunities, aligning business strategy and product strategy.

Dr. Genna has been with SSL for more than 18 years. Before being named to his current position, he was the Vice President of Mission Assurance and Chief Engineer. In this role, he was responsible for ensuring that design, performance, reliability, and quality integrity met customer requirements and SSL standards. He also oversaw the failure investigations of any launch, on-orbit, or operational anomalies.

Dr. Genna has worked in Systems Engineering for R&D programs and numerous on-orbit satellites. He also lead a team providing spacecraft solutions for new opportunities and was proposal manager for several new business campaigns and hosted payload accommodations.

Dr. Genna earned his bachelor of science degree in physics from the University of California, San Diego, and he earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley.