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 Senior Vice President and General Manager of DRS’ Global Enterprise Solutions (GES). Dave has over 30 years’ experience in the satellite and Information Technology (IT) services industry serving in a variety of sales, marketing, strategy, technical and management roles with Contel, GTE/Verizon, Dyncorp International, SES Americom Government Services and Verestar.

Combining his technical background as a degreed Electrical Engineer with his business-oriented strategic approach and experience, Dave has applied the depth of his expertise in market strategy, business development, and capture management to develop a robust pipeline for new business that is driving GES forward

Jim Hooper

Corporate Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Jim Hooper joined SES Government Solutions (SES GS) in January 2010. He currently serves as the Chief Commercial Officer and a Corporate Vice President at SES GS. In this role, Mr. Hooper’s team is responsible for leveraging the global satellite capabilities that SES operates at geostationary and medium earth orbit (MEO) to deliver superior satellite communications (SATCOM), hosted payloads, and end-to-end solutions to the US Government. SES GS currently supports mission-critical operations in support of Combatant Command (COCOM), Military Service, and other US Government customers, while working with US Government customers to prepare for the deployment of next-generation SES satellite capabilites, including the advanced O3b mPOWER satellite constellation scheduled for launch in 2022.

Previously, Mr. Hooper was responsible for developing SES Networks strategic customers in the Asia-Pacific region. He prepared and executed strategies for aeronautical, maritime, international government, and other commercial markets.

Prior to transferring to the Asia-Pacific, Mr. Hooper managed marketing, sales, business development, capture, and proposal writing activities for U.S. Government customers as the Corporate Vice President for Development at SES Government Solutions. Mr. Hooper transformed the SES Government Solutions approach to business development and pipeline management. SES Government Solutions won over $100M in new contract awards every year under Mr. Hooper’s tenure at SES Government Solutions.

Mr. Hooper was previously a Vice President at Interferometrics, Inc., where he managed the Defense Solutions Group, providing analytic and engineering support to space and communications customers.

Mr. Hooper was selected as an Organizational Management Fellow at 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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Bill Flynn

Corporate Vice President, Engineering, IT & Programs

William “Bill” Flynn is Vice President, Programs at SES Government Solutions . He is responsible for leading the Program Management Organization, establishing and enforcing SES Government Solutions standards for managing programs to deliver high-quality end-to-end satellite communications services, to meet U.S. Government critical mission requirements. He joined SES Government Solutions following 26 years of service in the Navy, both as a Naval Officer and Civil Servant.

He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1982 and entered the Submarine service pipeline. He completed his Division Officer tour on USS SILVERSIDES (SSN-679) and Department Head tours as Navigator / Operations Officer on USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN-616) and Combat Systems Officer on USS GATO (SSN-615). Between sea assignments, he served as Navigation and Naval Operations instructor at the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, University of Notre Dame.

In 1993, he was assigned to the Office of Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV). He served as requirements officer and sponsor for the Global Command and Control System – Maritime (GCCS-M) Afloat. He earned an AFCEA / U.S. Naval Institute Copernicus Award for his efforts to meet the Fleet’s critical command and control system shortfalls. He was also assigned to the Mine Warfare Branch, as the requirements officer and sponsor for organic mine reconnaissance systems. He developed requirements and resource strategies for the Navy’s Unmanned Undersea Vehicles programs.

Following two years as Russian Team Leader within the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) Submarine Warfare Operations and Research Branch (SWORD), he was assigned as an international arms control project manager in the Cooperative Threat Reduction directory, Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Upon retirement from Active Duty in 2002, he transitioned to U.S. Navy civil service, in which he was selected as the Technical Measurements Branch Head, Acoustic Intelligence Division within Office of Naval Intelligence. In 2004, he was selected as the Director, SPAWAR Washington Liaison Office, where he served as SPAWAR Headquarter representative for customers and stakeholders in the Washington and Tidewater regions.

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Mark Phillips

Corporate Vice President, Operations & Service Delivery

Mark Phillips joined SES Government Solutions (SES GS) in 2019 as the Vice President of Operations and Service Delivery. In his previous role he managed SES’s Commercial Global Managed Services NOC and SATCOM Engineering team. Currently he leads a team of professionals providing SES GS’s Service Delivery Solutions to the U.S. Government including Network Operations, SATCOM Engineering and Managed Services Implementation.

Mr. Phillips has over 20 years of experience in the satellite communications industry. Prior to joining SES GS, he held various positions with SES Networks, O3b Networks, Scitor, and Lockheed Martin with extensive experience in Network Operations, Satellite Operations, Satellite Engineering, IC Programs, and Program Management. During this time, he held a number of leadership positions including VP, Satellite Engineering and Operations for O3b Networks until the startup company was merged with SES.

Mr. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science degree from George Washington University.

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Scott Galus

Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Scott Galus is the Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at SES Government Solutions. Mr. Galus is responsible for the company’s financial planning, analysis and management, legal, contracts, procurement and financial/cost accounting and reporting functions.

He has been with SES Government Solutions for 11 years and previously served as the Corporate Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, where he focused on complex financial forecast models for cost and revenue, satellite capacity, performance benchmarking, and trend and variance analyses.

Additionally, he recently did a rotation at SES Satellites and served as Commercial Manager.

Prior to joining the SES Government Solutions team, he worked at SAIC for 12 years where he worked on many high-level projects including serving as a Project Control Manager for the Athens C41 program, an IT security contract with the Government of Greece.


Todd Gossett

Corporate Vice President, Corporate Development

Todd Gossett joined SES Government Solutions (SES GS) in September 2015 and serves as the Corporate Vice President for Corporate Development and also the Director of Staff. Mr. Gossett is responsible for developing, pursuing, and securing opportunities to support U.S. Government missions around the world using hosted payloads. He is also responsible for integrating U.S. Government COMSATCOM requirements into the SES corporate processes for satellite fleet development and strategic third part capacity procurements. His office also works with U.S. government and industry partners to strengthen the cyber security of the SES fleet. He also oversees SES GS’ innovation strategy, looking at non-traditional and market adjacent products and services to expand SES GS’ addressable market.

Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the SES GS Senior Director, Hosted Payloads, where he developed new hosted payload opportunities for U.S. Government customers. He also served as program manager for NASA’s Global-Scale Observations of the Limb & Disk (GOLD) hosted payload program which launched on SES-14 in 2018 and is currently delivering unique observations of the sun’s impact on the upper atmosphere for NASA and research institutions worldwide.

Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the SES GS Senior Director, Hosted Payloads, where he developed new hosted payload opportunities for U.S. Government customers. He also served as program manager for NASA’s Global-Scale Observations of the Limb & Disk (GOLD) hosted payload program which launched on SES-14 in 2018 and is currently delivering unique observations of the sun’s impact on the upper atmosphere for NASA and research institutions worldwide.

Prior to joining SES GS, Mr. Gossett served twenty-six years in the United States Air Force, retiring in September 2015 at the rank of colonel. In his last assignment, he served as the Deputy Director of Space Operations, Headquarters United States Air Force, at the Pentagon, where he led a diverse team of over a forty personnel responsible for the formulation of Air Force space operations policy, development of space operations and maintenance budgets, conducting space operations international engagements, coordinating approval of sensitive space operations, and overseeing the Air Force’s space operations personnel development & training programs. Prior to his final Pentagon assignment, he served as commander of the USAF’s western launch range at Vandenberg AFB, CA. He also served in several other assignments, including nuclear missile operations, satellite operations, and space electronic warfare operations, as well as in various staff positions at Headquarters United States Air Force and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Mr. Gossett grew up in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, and Master’s degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College, and the U.S. Naval War College.