In this episode, join Kelli Kedis Ogborn, Vice President of Space Commerce and Entrepreneurship at Space Foundation, as she interviews Tom Cooke and Dyan Finkhousen of Spacely, a digital marketplace connecting independent workers to the aerospace industry. Tom is a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate who spent 16 of his 24 years of service in space systems development and operations. After retiring from the Air Force in 2017,he began researching open talent marketplace utilization across industries and potential applications for the aerospace industry. This led to the formation of Spacely in January 2020. In June 2020 Spacely was selected to be part of a 5 year contract effort to bring forward aerospace specific expertise to support NASA’s Open Innovation efforts through an open talent marketplace model. Spacely’s goals are to be a trusted network partner in providing access to talent for the aerospace industry, and to bring forward opportunities to those who want to contribute and take part in the growing space economy. Dyan Finkhousen is a board member and partner in Spacely, as well as serving as the Chief Strategy Officer for Open Assembly, CEO of Shoshin Works, and Managing Partner for the Platform Strategy Institute, a Boston-based research and consulting firm helping organizations outperform with platform business models. Known for her strategic work designing and deploying workforce transformation that leverages the human cloud, she is also a global authority on workforce ecosystems.
Co-Founder and CEO, Spacely
Board Advisor and Partner, Spacely, Chief Strategy Officer, Open Assembly, CEO of Shoshin Works, Managing Partner for the Platform Strategy Institute,