Abad-Santos Named BridgeComm CEO
Thursday, March 17, 2022 | Comments

BridgeComm named Michael Abad-Santos CEO following former CEO Barry Matsumori stepping down from the position he has held since 2017.

Abad-Santos joined BridgeComm in 2019 as senior vice president of business development and strategy and is a 20-plus year telecommunications and satellite industry veteran who will continue to drive BridgeComm’s growth. His appointment is effective immediately.

“One of the things in life that is constant is change, and it’s time for some change at BridgeComm,” said Matsumori. “We have achieved so much, and as we enter a new phase, I have great confidence in Michael’s ability to take the helm. The future is bright for BridgeComm, as we have developed capabilities and products like no other.”

Over the course of Abad-Santos’s career, he has held a range of executive roles including chief commercial officer at Trustcomm and senior vice president at LeoSat Enterprises, where he led commercial activities, strategy development and execution in the Americas region, as well as government activities worldwide. At LeoSat, he helped secure pre-series A investments of $20 million, two strategic investment partners. Abad-Santos also spent a decade at Inmarsat, serving as senior vice president of its global government division, as well as director of Department of Defense (DoD) solutions.

“I am honored to be named CEO,” said Abad-Santos. “It has been a pleasure working under Barry’s leadership. We have achieved significant milestones, with many more ahead. On behalf of BridgeComm, I wish him the best in his next endeavor. The suite of OWC technology that we have developed at BridgeComm is groundbreaking and extremely consequential, on the battlefield and in our everyday lives. We are at the precipice of something great and I couldn’t have asked for a better team to take the challenge with.”

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