Suzanne E. McBride
Chief Operations Officer
Suzanne E. McBride has served as our Chief Operations Officer since February 2019. Previously, Ms. McBride served as Chief Operating Officer of OneWeb, Ltd., a company that is building a new satellite constellation, from October 2018 to January 2019 and as its Senior Vice President from June 2016 to October 2018. From 2007 until June 2016, she was employed by Iridium Satellite LLC, our primary operating subsidiary, in a series of positions with increasing responsibility, most recently serving as its Vice President, Program Management Office and Launch Services, a role in which she oversaw the launch program for the Iridium NEXT constellation. Ms. McBride has more than 25 years of experience in the satellite industry, including building and launching the original Iridium satellite constellation while at Motorola’s Satellite Communications Group as a senior engineer in the 1990s. Since February 2022, she has served as a director of the publicly held company Skyworks Solutions, Inc. Ms. McBride also serves on the board of directors of Descartes Labs. Ms. McBride received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in the Executive Aerospace and Defense program, and her dual undergraduate degrees are from Columbia University in Industrial Engineering and Claremont McKenna College in Management Engineering. Ms. McBride also holds a master’s degree in Program Management from The George Washington University.