Velos Announces Personnel Changes

We are pleased to announce three new personnel changes aimed at providing continuously improving service to our loyal clients!

Jeff Trauberman has been selected as our new Vice President for Strategy, Analysis, and Government Engagement (SAGE). Most everyone knows Jeff, who has worked in the aerospace industry for over 30 years. Before joining Velos, Jeff served as Vice President of Government Affairs for Virgin Orbit National Systems, where he led the company’s engagement with the national security community in providing rapid, responsive space launch capabilities to its customers.

Jeff previously worked in several senior executive capacities for The Boeing Company, where his final position was as Vice President of Space, Intelligence and Missile Defense for Government Operations. There he led Government Operations activities in the areas of satellite and space systems, intelligence, integrated missile defense, and cyber-information systems. Prior to that, Jeff served in several national security, civil, and commercial space capacities across the corporation in a variety of Business Development, Program Management, R&D, and Strategic Planning roles, just to name a few.

Jeff has also been extraordinarily active in external leadership and volunteering across the aerospace community, to include serving as Chair of the Satellite Industry Association, Chair of the AIA Space Council, Chair of the Washington Executive Space Council, Chair of the AIAA National Capital Section, Chair of the Military Communications Conference Board, and President of the National Space Club. He has also served on the Boards of the Washington Space Business Roundtable, the Space Transportation Association, and the Space Division of NDIA. Jeff is a member of the Brown University School of Engineering Corporate Advisory Board and an Adjunct Research Staff Member at IDA’s Science and Technology Policy Institute.

Jeff’s successful career across the space industry makes him an excellent addition to the Velos Team. We have every confidence that Jeff will lead Velos’s Strategy, Analysis, and Government Engagement team in continuing to provide exceptional service to our current and future clients.

In addition to Jeff joining our Velos team, we’re pleased to promote Lior Azariya to Director, Strategy, Analysis & Government Engagement. A well-deserved promotion to an extraordinary talent, Lior leads the management and direction for all day-to-day client operations support, analysis of National Security Space federal budget, policy, strategy, and operational guidance across Congressional, DoD, and Intelligence Community organizations. Congratulations Lior!


Finally, we’re delighted to announce a new addition to the team, with Mark Burnett joining as Senior Associate. Mark joins Velos from CQ RollCall/FiscalNote, where he has worked over the past four years in numerous positions, covering Congress with a focus on the defense budget and defense legislation. Welcome aboard, Mark!

Please join us in celebrating the new additions and promotion to our fine Velos team. And stay tuned for future announcements, as we continue our devotion: Laser-focused on our clients’ success!

We look forward to another momentous year ahead!