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Robbie Schingler

Co-Founder And Chief Strategy Officer
Planet Labs PBC

Robbie Schingler is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Planet Labs PBC. Robbie has committed his life to preserving the sustainability of Earth and the security of human life across the globe. With a vision of using space to help life on Earth, Robbie has helped grow Planet into a mission driven company serving over 30,000 users and 700 customers in more than 40 countries. As CSO of Planet, Robbie was integral to establishing Planet as a publicly traded Public Benefit Corporation in December 2021 ($PL). He leads the company’s long-term strategic trajectory, including mergers and technology partnerships, spearheading Planet’s acquisitions of VanderSat in 2021, Boundless in 2019, and BlackBridge in 2015. Robbie also manages the Space Systems Division, supporting the development of space technologies and mission operations. Previously, he was Managing Director of Planet Europe from 2016-2017 and currently serves on the Board of both Planet PBC and Planet Federal.

Prior to Planet, Robbie spent 9 years at NASA, where he helped build the Small Spacecraft Office at NASA Ames and acted as Chief of Staff for the Office of the Chief Technologies at NASA Headquarters. While there, he co-founded the NASA CoLab and Open NASA initiatives, cultivating transparency, open innovation, and public participation within NASA. Robbie received an MBA from Georgetown University, focusing on social entrepreneurship and international business. He also spent a year at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France receiving an MS in Space Studies, concentrating on spacecraft cooperation for education and science, and he received his BS in Engineering Physics from Santa Clara University.

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