We are creative technical innovators. Visionary technologists.

ExoAnalytic Solutions is a technology and innovation leader providing world-class products and technical services to customers worldwide. We offer unique capabilities for defense, intelligence, and commercial space applications, and deliver creative solutions to challenging problems.

Our Story

ExoAnalytic Solutions was founded in 2008 by three career physicists who wanted to make a difference. With an entrepreneurial spirit and deep roots in algorithm development for missile defense applications, our passion is tackling the most challenging problems and solving them with creative technical innovations. Our success in creating the best-in-class technology for target tracking and discrimination inspired us to tackle other problems of national importance and build a company dedicated to technical excellence and the success of our customers. In 2013, we deployed the first commercial telescope network capable of delivering real-time astrometric and photometric measurement data for high-altitude, earth-orbiting satellites and debris. Since then, we have continued to expand our telescope network worldwide and improve the operations and performance of this state-of-the-art system.

Today, the ExoAnalytic Global Telescope Network, the largest optical telescope network in the world, provides unmatched availability, persistence, quality, and timeliness of data for defense, intelligence, and commercial satellite operator needs. In addition to our trusted space domain awareness solutions for the defense of interests in space, we offer world-class missile defense technology solutions for optimal sensor and weapon system performance, and cutting-edge systems analysis solutions to facilitate the acquisition of dominant weapon systems for decisive advantage in all-domain warfare. As a modern, diverse company, we believe in practicing good stewardship for our employees, the communities where we operate, and the American taxpayer. We are proud to be an employee-owned company, where each team member is invested in our success and the success of our clients.

ExoAnalytic Global Telescope Network

100% GEO Coverage

We own and operate over 30 observatories and 300+ telescopes worldwide

Real-Time Image Processing

We stream live data and images to our ESpOC command center

Persistent Observations

We persistently monitor 360 degrees of the GEO belt and the graveyard region.

High Availability

We offer 99% availability per object with our top-tier obs data subscriptions

We offer commercial space domain awareness solutions for space superiority, decisive advantage in cross-domain warfare, and the defense of national interests in space. The ExoAnalytic Analytic Global Telescope Network (EGTN), the largest optical telescope network in the world and 100% privately funded, provides unmatched availability, persistence, quality, and timeliness of data for defense, intelligence, and commercial satellite operator needs.

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Since its founding in 2008, ExoAnalytic Solutions has been committed to developing technologies for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to enable robust missile defense architectures. We develop advanced software algorithms for target detection, tracking, characterization, and discrimination to enable mission success.

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We specialize in state-of-the-art modeling and simulation technology development to support military operations research, wargaming, effectiveness assessments, and requirements analysis for DoD systems. We understand the space warfighting domain and deliver systems analysis solutions that support systems acquisitions, concept development, space enterprise architecting, and operations analysis.

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Executive Leadership Team

Douglas Hendrix
Chief Executive Officer

Douglas Hendrix

Dr. Doug Hendrix is a founder of ExoAnalytic Solutions and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. For 25 years, Dr. Hendrix has developed advanced software solutions to enable the United States to maintain its technological superiority in EO/IR sensing for missile defense and space situational awareness. Dr. Hendrix has a broad professional background that ranges from research and development to commercial software development in the areas of atmospheric, underwater and nuclear explosions, hyper-velocity impacts, space weather, and the development of a commercial fusion reactor.

As a founder of ExoAnalytic Solutions, he had one major idea in mind for the company, which is to build a focused team comprised of the best and brightest in the industry to develop and field cutting edge technology to greatly surpass the state of the art. In his current role at ExoAnalytic Solutions, he remains deeply involved in technology development for both missile defense and space situational awareness.

Dr. Hendrix earned a B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of California, Irvine, and is the proud son of a former submarine officer.

Holly Bertrand
Chief Operating Officer

Holly Bertrand

Ms. Holly Bertrand is a founder of ExoAnalytic Solutions and serves as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors. Ms. Bertrand has executive responsibility for internal management of the Corporation, including all aspects of the Corporation’s financial strategies, processes, and operations. She works in partnership with CEO Doug Hendrix to create and implement strategic plans.

As a founder of ExoAnalytic Solutions, Ms. Bertrand was instrumental in developing the internal corporate infrastructure needed to drive growth and profitability. She oversees Contracts, Human Resources, Facilities, Finance and Accounting, Security, and Program Management.

Ms. Bertrand earned a B.S. in Physics from Brigham Young University and a M.S. in Physics from Brigham Young University.

Michael Bantel
Chief Technology Officer

Michael Bantel

Dr. Michael Bantel is a founder of ExoAnalytic Solutions and serves as Chief Technical Officer and a member of the board of directors. As the CTO, Dr. Bantel is responsible for fostering a corporate culture of innovation and technical superiority. Dr. Bantel’s vision is for ExoAnalytic to drive revolutionary enhancements to the state of the art in the company’s core fields, and then to challenge conventional industry expectations by applying those successes to new problems in novel and unexpected ways.

Dr. Bantel is a leading researcher and mentor in both Missile Defense and Space Situational Awareness. Prior to founding ExoAnalytic, Dr. Bantel worked at SPARTA, Inc. coding high fidelity simulations and model based algorithms, and conducted postdoctoral research involving the design, construction, and operation of a precision cryogenic gravitational experiment. These early experiences mitigating noise sources, system non-linearities, and subtle biases created a strong foundation for the industry-disrupting technologies that Dr. Bantel now steers.

Dr. Bantel earned a B.S. in Physics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, a M.S. in Physics from the University of California, Irvine, and a Ph.D in Physics from the University of California, Irvine.

Greg McNeill

Greg McNeill

Mr. Greg McNeill serves as President for ExoAnalytic Solutions. Mr. McNeill is focused on shaping and preserving Exo’s corporate culture of integrity, tenacity, technical excellence and innovation.

Before joining ExoAnalytic Solutions, Mr. McNeill served as a division manager for SPARTA, Inc., where he led a large technical team providing technical leadership, project management, business development and line management. Primary business areas included IR discrimination, algorithm development and studies/analyses in support of major Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs) demonstrating space enterprise utility to the warfighter. While at Nichols Research Corporation, his team lead the development of the first agent-based conflict simulation to connect space systems performance to conflict outcomes.

Mr. McNeill earned a B.S. in Physics from the University of California at Irvine and a M.S. in Physics from the California State University at Long Beach.

Eric Frisco
Executive Vice President

Eric Frisco

Mr. Eric Frisco serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, and a member of the board of directors for ExoAnalytic Solutions. Mr. Frisco also serves as President of the National Security Space Sector, overseeing the Los Angeles, Colorado Springs, and Albuquerque regional offices and programs related to modeling, simulation, and analysis. He leads product development of the Air Force System Effectiveness Analysis Simulation (SEAS) and various studies in support of military space modernization.

Mr. Frisco began his career as an Air Force officer designing and evaluating concepts for military space systems. After 9 years of active-duty military service as an operations research analyst, he transitioned to the Air Force Reserves and worked as a systems engineer on the Delta II and Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) programs. Prior to joining ExoAnalytic Solutions in 2009, Mr. Frisco served as Chief Engineer and Los Angeles Deputy Division Manager at SPARTA, Inc. Mr. Frisco retired from the Air Force Reserves in 2014.

Mr. Frisco earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a M.S. in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. He is also a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Officer Training School.

William Therien
Executive Vice President

William Therien

Mr. Bill Therien serves as Executive Vice President of Engineering for ExoAnalytic Solutions. Mr. Therien also serves as President of the Commercial Space Sector and oversees the development and operation of the ExoAnalytic Space Operations Center (ESpOC) which commands and controls Exo’s global network of 275+ telescopes on five continents to collect over 10 million observations of resident space objects per month. The space situational awareness data from this system is used by the U.S. Air Force, the Intelligence Community, commercial satellite operators, and other commercial and international organizations to track and characterize known and unknown satellites and debris. Mr. Therien is responsible for the maturation and transition of the company’s software and advanced algorithm technologies from the prototype phase through testing to operational software in fielded systems for Missile Defense and Space Surveillance missions.

Prior to joining ExoAnalytic Solutions in 2009, Mr. Therien developed high fidelity simulations and image processing algorithms at Northrop Grumman for electro-optical and radar sensors used in missile defense applications.

Mr. Therien earned a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology.

Jim Myers
Executive Vice President

Jim Myers

Dr. Jim Myers serves as Executive Vice President for ExoAnalytic Solutions. He also serves as President of the Missile Defense Sector. For over 37 years, Dr. Myers has been successfully leading large and small organizations that integrate complex systems. Dr. Myers currently leads a team developing advanced capabilities for missile defense and is a technical Subject Matter Expert on algorithm development for missile defense applications.

Dr. Myers has over 21 years of experience as an acquisition officer in the Air Force where he ran large ACAT I programs such as the Minuteman Propulsion Replacement Program to highly advanced technology programs such as Project Hercules and Advanced Technology at the Missile Defense Agency. After retiring from the Air Force, Dr. Myers joined TRW which was acquired by Northrop Grumman. At Northrop Grumman, he led the technical team that developed the winning solution for the over $4B Kinetic Energy Interceptor program. He then served as Vice President Business Development for various divisions. Later, Dr. Myers was President/CEO/Owner of two Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) where he led teams developing cyber exploitation capabilities and Deep Learning Neural Networks for missile defense applications.

Dr. Myers earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Montevallo, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, a M.S. in Computer Science from Troy State University, and a Ph.D. in Information Technology from George Mason University.

Rhett Butler
Vice President

Rhett Butler

Mr. Rhett Butler serves as Vice President of the National Security Space Sector and is a member of the board of directors at ExoAnalytic Solutions. Mr. Butler leads the Colorado Springs Regional Office and oversees cutting edge modeling and simulation development, space control analysis, and operations support to the warfighter.

Mr. Butler began his career as an Air Force Space Operations Officer. After Undergraduate Space Training, he was one of the first Lieutenants ever hand-picked for assignment to the National Reconnaissance Office. Over the next 20 years he built, launched, tracked, and operated our nation’s most vital intelligence assets. His assignments included Intelligence Community (IC) ground sites, the Office of Special Projects, Chief of the Space Vault Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center, and the Chief of Staff’s Office at the Automated Data Facility at Buckley AFB. In 2007 Mr. Butler retired from the Air Force, and immediately made an impact as a Space Control Subject Matter Expert for Northrop Grumman, TASC, and now ExoAnalytic Solutions.

Mr. Butler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from Denver University. In addition, he is a graduate of the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College and has earned Acquisition Program Management Level I & II certification.

Clint Clark
Vice President

Clinton Clark

Mr. Clinton Clark serves as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for ExoAnalytic Solutions. Mr. Clark is responsible for the sales and growth of our company. His passion is the protection and maintenance of near-Earth space as a natural resource for mankind to utilize for critical services including Earth imaging, access to internet, and position, navigation, and timing. His responsibilities at ExoAnalytic also include product and service development, operations research and analysis support to multiple customers, and the evaluation of operational utility advanced technology solutions.

Mr. Clark is an operations researcher that is customer focused with deep expertise in the application of structured decision-making techniques, multi-variate statistics, and modeling and simulation to a variety of problem areas. He began his career as an officer in the United States Air Force (USAF) where he helped design, evaluate, and field a variety of space systems. He worked in numerous Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) Strategy Divisions helping to develop, refine, and evaluate air war strategies and plans. After his career in the USAF, Mr. Clark left the aerospace industry to help build a new business within Waste Management, the world’s largest environmental services firm. Operating as an intrapreneur, he helped the newly formed Commercial Property organization grow by $200M in 18-months.

Mr. Clark earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Lamar University, a M.S. in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from Rice University. In addition, he is a graduate of the International Space University (ISU) Summer Space Program, where he now serves as a guest lecturer.

Vice President

Nabil Shihadeh

Mr. Nabil Shihadeh joined ExoAnalytic Solutions in May 2021 as Vice President of the Missile Defense Sector with his primary focus being disciplined program execution and business development of the sector’s programs.

Prior to Joining ExoAnalytic Solutions, Mr. Shihadeh worked at Northrop Grumman where over the course of a 33-year career he served in multiple roles including program manager, system engineering manager, technical manager, proposal manager, and technical fellow. He led multiple large teams in technical execution, research and development, program execution, and business development. His areas of expertise are in systems engineering, sensor technologies, and algorithm development supporting Missile Defense and Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) programs.

Mr. Shihadeh earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

Top Company

Innovation Award

The Association for Corporate Growth Orange County chapter honored the highest performing companies across Orange County and the Inland Empire at the organization’s 2018 Annual Awards Gala. ExoAnalytic Solutions was named winner of the Innovation Award.

Top Supplier

Performance Excellence Awards

Boeing named ExoAnalytic Solutions a top supplier in 2016 and 2017. The Boeing Performance Excellence Award recognizes suppliers who achieve the high performance standards necessary to meet customer expectations and remain competitive in the global economy.