Geospark Analytics details CEO transition
- By Ross Wilkers
- Oct 01, 2020
Geospark Analytics, a startup launched in 2017 to commercialize a geospatial and data analytics product, is undertaking a leadership transition at the very top to position for a next phase of growth.
In a release Thursday, Geospark said President Amanda Brownfield was promoted to CEO nearly six months after she joined the company.
Brownfield succeeds Omar Balkissoon, a company co-founder of Geospark who has transitioned to executive chairman of its board of directors and strategic adviser to the company.
Herndon, Virginia-based Geospark spun out of former parent OGSystems three years ago to commercialize and further develop its BlueGlass product to use automation techniques in collecting data from a wide range of open source and proprietary data feeds.
Geospark is backed by Zero Gravity Capital and General Catalyst, the latter of which was an investor in OGSystems before its acquisition by Parsons Corp. in early 2019. Balkissoon was CEO of OGSystems before he moved over to Geospark.
Prior to Geospark, Brownfield was an executive at the former Engility Corp. and was on the leadership team for the Forfeiture Support Associates joint venture that Amentum is a partner in.
Science Applications International Corp. inherited the managing partner role in FSA upon the acquisition of Engility in 2019.
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