As a serial entrepreneur in the aerospace and mining industries, Daniel has grown several high tech companies from startup through to commercial success. He has acquired broad leadership experience, both at the management and technical level, while working on innovative space systems with the premiere spacecraft developers in Europe, Canada, Australia and the United States. Daniel has held senior roles in many successful spacecraft projects, including a space telescope for locating and characterizing asteroids, a constellation of astronomy spacecraft, operational ship-tracking, pressurized habitation modules, and remote sensing systems. The satellite technologies he has developed span telecommunications, computing, radiation tolerance, propulsion, power distribution and spacecraft pointing. In the mining industry, he invented and brought to market a field-deployable geochemical assay instrument based on non-contact real-time nuclear measurement techniques. He is the recipient of multiple innovation awards and been granted a number of patents in the fields of mining, medical imaging and aerospace. Daniel is a Professional Engineer with a degree in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has a Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies from the University of Canterbury, where he studied international policy and regulation. He has served as a director and officer in several non-governmental organizations, including founding the Canadian Space Commerce Association.