Whitney Million, CEO
Ms. Million brings wide-ranging, yet defense-focused, experience in business winning and industrial strategy to Aquabotix.
Ms. Million joins Aquabotix following a stellar nine-year career at BAE Systems, Inc. (“BAE”), a multinational subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, the London Stock Exchange-listed defense and security company with a market capitalization of approximately £19 billion. Ms. Million rose up through the ranks at BAE, eventually leading BAE’s Global Access Program, a program centered around the identification and development of export opportunities for small and medium-sized Australian enterprises. Prior to assuming this industrial strategy role, Ms. Million supported market development and new business capture for BAE by leading activities related to teaming, joint research, intellectual property licensing and transfer, and other industrial issues.
Ms. Million holds a BBA (Corporate Finance and Investments) from East Tennessee State University and has completed professional programs at University of Virginia (Procurement and Contracts Management) and at Stanford University (Strategic Decision and Risk Management).
Alexander Blyskun, CTO
Mr. Blyskun is a signal processing and communications systems expert with over 10 years’ experience with major defense industry participants.
Prior to joining Aquabotix, Mr. Blyskun was a Senior Systems Engineer with Northrop Grumman Corporation (“Northrop Grumman”), the U.S.-based and NYSE-listed defense contractor with a market capitalization of approximately US$60 billion. At Northrop Grumman, Mr. Blyskun launched and led a major U.S. Department of Defense electronic warfare systems program as the technical lead and chief system architect. His prior roles include those as wireless systems engineer at TrellisWare Technologies, a spin-off of global communications company Viasat; digital signal processing engineer at the large multinational defense company Thales; and unmanned aircraft system engineer at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He holds a B.S. from Penn State and an M.S. from UCLA in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Signal Processing and Communications Theory.