Our Leadership

With decades of combined experience working with the federal government and the U.S. military, leadership at SES Government Solutions understands the pressures and challenges that face government organizations as they work to accomplish their missions.

Learn more about the years of government and satellite communications experience that our senior leaders leverage to meet the unique mission requirements of our customers.

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David "Dave" Fields

President and Chief Executive Officer

David “Dave” Fields is the President and CEO of SES Government Solutions (SES GS). Prior to joining SES GS, Dave served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of DRS’ Global Enterprise Solutions (GES). Dave has over 30 years’ experience in the satellite communications (SATCOM) and Information Technology (IT) industry, serving in a variety of sales, marketing, strategy, technical, and executive management roles with Contel, GTE/Verizon, Dyncorp International, SES Americom Government Services and Verestar.

While at GES, Dave combined his technical background as an Electrical Engineer with his business acumen and operational know-how to transform the company into a trusted source for advancing industry innovation. Dave applied the depth of his expertise in market strategy, business development, and capture management that enabled GES to develop a robust pipeline for new business and company growth.
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Jim Hooper

Senior Vice President for Space Initiatives

Jim Hooper is the Senior Vice President for Space Initiatives at SES Government Solutions (SES GS). Jim is responsible for developing and deploying solutions for new satellite programs, hosted payloads, and delivery of satellite capacity for both US Government customers and industry partners.

Prior to working at SES GS, Jim was the Vice President, Global Government Sales at SES Networks, where he was responsible for leading a team supporting defense, security, humanitarian, and institutional customers worldwide.

In 2016, Jim was stationed overseas with assignment to the SES Singapore office, where he was responsible for developing SES Networks' strategic customers in the Asia- Pacific region, preparing and executing strategies for aeronautical, maritime, international government, and other commercial markets.

Prior to transferring to Singapore, Jim first joined SES GS in 2010 as the Vice President, Business Development, where he managed marketing, sales, business development, capture, and proposal writing activities for the U.S. Government. Hooper transformed SES GS' approach to business development and pipeline management, and by doing so the organization won over $100M in new contract awards annually during his tenure.

Before that role, Jim was a Vice President at Interferometrics, Inc and managed the Defense Solutions Group, providing analytic and engineering support to space and communications customers.

Jim was selected as an Organizational Management Fellow at The George Washington University. His early career includes service in a light infantry company, assignment at the American Embassy Seoul, and work at Teledyne Brown Engineering. Other awards include a US State Department Meritorious Honor Award.

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Ben Pigsley

Senior Vice President for Defense Networks

Ben Pigsley is the Senior Vice President for Defense Networks at SES Government Solutions (SES GS). Ben has over 30 years' experience in tactical and strategic long- haul communications and an extensive background with large-scale Department of Defense tactical networks.

Prior to joining SES GS, Ben served at DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) for 15 years most recently as the Vice President of Growth and Strategy.

Ben’s background includes 21 years of service in the United States Army. He served as Satellite Manager for the Defense Information Systems Agency – Europe, Satellite Controller for the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and Lead Planner and Chief of Current Operations for the Joint Communications Support Element. Ben’s military background also includes multiple deployments with the United States Special Operations Forces, where he served two tours in combat areas of operation.

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Nitin Bhat

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Nitin Bhat is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at SES Government Solutions (SES GS). Nitin has over 30 years' experience designing and developing wireless, terrestrial, Information Technology (IT), and cyber solutions for the U.S government and military.

In addition, Nitin has an extensive technical background in designing end-to-end solutions for mission-critical, large-scale Department of Defense tactical networks.

Nitin manages a diverse and skilled team of engineers focused on aerospace, terrestrial, cyber, networking, advanced technologies, Network Operations and Security Center (GNOSC), and software development.
Prior to joining SES GS, Nitin served at DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) for nine years most recently as Vice President, Engineering and Technical Operations.

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Luz Martinez

Senior Vice President of Finance

Luz Martinez is the Senior Vice President of Finance at SES Government Solutions (SES GS). Luz is a licensed CPA in Virginia with over 20 years' experience in finance and accounting.

Prior to joining SES GS, Luz served at DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) for 12 years most recently as the Vice President, Finance & Accounting.

Luz's background includes eight years of service in the U.S. Army, with her service concluding at the Pentagon working for the Secretary of the Army.

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Scott Galus

Senior Vice President of Operations

Scott Galus is the Senior Vice President of Operations at SES Government Solutions (SES GS). Scott is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of federal contracting sector experience.

Scott began supporting government programs when he joined SAIC in 1997 and later served as a Project Control Manager for the Athens C41 program, an IT security contract with the Government of Greece.

Since joining SES GS in 2009, Scott has led both finance and sales departments. As Senior Vice President of Operations, Scott provides strategic and operational leadership overseeing the organization’s operating divisions.