Nelson Santini

Co-Founder | President | CEO

As Co-Founder, President and CEO of Minerva Space Technologies, Nelson Santini defines Minerva's technology strategies and drives the rollout of the company's full suite of innovative business solutions. Nelson brings more than 25 years of proven experience, having led sales, operations, business development, and marketing teams in excess of 100 professionals, securing large, multi-year DoD deals, and capturing over $2B in strategic program sales in his career.

His experience spans a variety of industries including data centers, telecommunications, eCommerce, broadcasting, and oil and gas. Prior to Minerva Space Technologies, Nelson had founded and exited several startups and held executive positions at Envistacom, Bridgeline Digital, Internap, Rockwell Collins, DataPath, and Tandberg Television.

Nelson Santini graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering followed by a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering. He served seven years in the US Navy as a submarine weapons officer on Trident submarines. Nelson is a proud graduate of Colegio De La Salle in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

Nelson Santini is also the President | CEO of SecureAxxess, a partner company of Minerva Space Technologies. secureaxxess.com