Our Team

Nicol Verheem
Founder, CEO
Nicol Verheem is a Technical Oscar® and Emmy® award winning Electronic Engineer, serial Entrepreneur and also a seasoned startup Investor.  Nicol has served on the executive management team of a multi-national public company, started and scaled venture backed startups, and also bootstrapped startups from scratch.  He successfully exited his last startup Teradek, with great returns to all investors.  
Vijay Shravah
VP of Business Development
Vijay is an accomplished aerospace executive with 17+ years of experience in aerospace engineering, business development, and entrepreneurship. With a background that includes NASA, Lockheed Martin Space, and early stage space companies such as Starfish Space, Vijay brings a unique blend of technical expertise, business acumen, and entrepreneurial spirit to the industry.
Rodney Grubbs
Guru: Space Imaging
Rodney Grubbs had a 35-year career in film, television, and imaging in space at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. He was the Artemis Imagery Integration Lead for NASA’s return to humans landing on the Moon.He has Emeritus status with NASA and chairs the Motion Imagery & Applications Working Group, in the Space Internetworking Services Area of the Committee for Space Data Systems. He has been a Principal Investigator  on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS), including the first ever live HDTV and UHD programs from a spacecraft.
Gabe Phan
Director of Software Engineering
Gabe Phan has been working in a startup environment for most of his career.  He has built several teams and the company's infrastructure from scratch.  He has worked in several industries including telecomms, video and gaming.  At GE Security, he played a key role in transforming their legacy products into modern IP based products.  At Teradek, he architected the software to make the company an industry leader.  At Intellivision, he was responsible for all the firmware for a new gaming console and controllers.
Jimmy Coyne
Lead Mechanical Engineer
Jimmy is an experienced mechanical engineer with a career that includes 6 years at SpaceX as a hardware lead doing non-destructive testing. He is currently leading all mechanical engineering efforts for TRL11.
Stephen Lindauer
Senior Software Engineer
Stephen is a Senior Full Stack Engineer with 20 years of experience in programming. He has a strong background in Video and mobile applications, including work on Facebook Live and Oculus TV at Meta. With a versatile skill set across the tech stack, he has supported startups and provided technical services for a former State Attorney General and Governor candidate. Stephen is also an Army veteran and former Intelligence Analyst.
Connor Lemp
Software Engineer
Connor Lemp is a dedicated software engineer with 5 years of experience and a degree in Mathematics. With a genuine love for problem-solving and a strong curiosity for exploring new technologies, Connor approaches software development with an open mind and a desire to learn. He strives to design and implement robust software solutions, continuously seeking opportunities for growth and improvement.
Saidjahon Mamirov
Junior Embedded Software Engineer
Saidjahon is a recent graduate with a passion for Software Engineering. He has a Bachelors in Mathematics and Computer Science from Saint Mary’s College of California where he gained a strong foundation in Computer Science fundamentals. Throughout his academic journey, Saidjahon actively engaged in various coding projects honing his programming and problem solving skills.
Kanchi Shah
HR Generalist
Kanchi is an experienced Human Resources professional with four years of industry experience. She has worked as a Recruiter for small and large corporations where she focused on partnering with leadership teams to build relations and growing the team. She has experience in hiring, onboarding, and off-boarding employees along with performance management, employee relations and maintaining HR records.
John Milian
Junior Electronics Engineer
John is a determined and dedicated individual who recently embarked on an exciting journey in the field of Electrical Engineering at TRL11 Inc. As a recent college graduate, he is eager to dive deeper into the world of electronics and expand upon his knowledge. He has a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Fullerton, where he actively participated in hands-on projects and engaged in various extracurricular activities related to his field of study.
Joseph Melucci
Junior Embedded Software Engineer
Joseph is a recent graduate from the University of California, Irvine. He has a Bachelors in Computer Science and completed two internships during university. His most recent internship was as a Software Engineer Intern at Meta on a Machine Learning team. During university, he specialized in Data Management and built multiple full-stack applications using languages and frameworks such as Java, Apache Tomcat, Bootstrap, Javascript, Python, and more.
Octavio Camacho Barragan
Junior Embedded Software Intern
Octavio is a soon to be Master of Embedded Systems Graduate from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Business; both from the University of Texas at San Antonio. After getting his Bachelor he explored the business space in the U.S. through a few business ventures. And although still passionate about the Business world, he decided to pivot back to the technology industry; now starting a new chapter of his life being welcomed into the TRL11 family.
Bryson Pierce
Aerospace Mechanical Engineer
Bryson is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from UC San Diego with a specialization in Control and Robotics and a passion for space. Deeply interested in the digital side of mechanical engineering, he focuses on the intersection between mechanical systems, embedded controls, and computational analysis. With a proven track record of innovative problem-solving, he consistently strives to create new, cutting-edge aerospace solutions.

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