NEXA Advisors draws on the diverse backgrounds, skills, experience, and creativity of professional managers selected on the basis of both their prior accomplishments in industry, finance, and government, and their achievement in leading academic institutions. NEXA's leadership have served as executives and key advisors at the top tier of leading companies and government agencies around the world. Our expertise and track record are applied to enhance total investment value by providing the insight, objectivity, judgment, and expertise required to make critical investment and operating decisions.
Founder and Managing Partner
With thirty-five years' industry experience, Mike is a trusted advisor to institutional investors and top management in the aerospace, transportation and finance sectors. Michael specializes in corporate finance, business strategy, enterprise value dynamics and value creation.
Dr. Tulinda Larsen is currently researching the commercial drone market after having spent 40 years in analyzing commercial aviation. Her drone work includes applying economic principles and modeling to understanding the drone market.
Eleanor Herman has led cutting edge market and economic research projects for aerospace and aviation clients. She is an award-winning researcher, writer and commentator, specializing in industry research, market analysis, and technical papers.
Captain Krakowski previously served as the COO of the FAA's Air Traffic Organization, where he was responsible for all aspects of the U.S. air traffic control system — its operation and maintenance, financial performance, research and acquisition of new systems and equipment, and planning for the ATC system of the future. He also spent nearly 30 years at United Airlines in a variety of senior management positions, including VP Flight Operations, where he was responsible for flight operations, flight training and standards, technology and labor relations.
Major General Marke F. “Hoot” Gibson (ret) currently serves on a number of Boards including the Association of Unmanned Systems International (AUVSI), InterDrone, and the Virginia Governor’s Commercial Space Commission. He also runs his own UAS Consulting company which focuses on finding solutions to Commercial, Defense, and Counter UAS challenges.
He most recently served as the President and Chief executive officer of the NUAIR Alliance in Syracuse, New York. In that role, Gibson directed the organization’s efforts to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system (NAS) to include UAS operations being conducted in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan. He also oversaw $30M of investment by New York State to put the region at the forefront of the UAS industry.
Gibson has more than four decades of experience in aviation and a proven track record of strong leadership. Prior to NUAIR, he served as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Senior Adviser on UAS. Gibson has served as executive director of the NextGen Institute, which provides professional services to the UAS Joint Program Development Office. He also owned an aviation consulting firm.
Phillip A. Dyment
Director, NEXA Advisors (and Director of Geomatics Services, UAM Geomatics, LLC)
Phillip is a Director with NEXA Advisors, LLC. In this capacity he works in client facing services, has supported investment analysis, business case studies and project finance. He has worked with NEXA clients on complex public sector projects including SENSR, the FAA DVT remediation program and the recently announced eLORAN rollout initiative. With NEXA’s private sector clients, he has supported M&A work including valuation studies, capital and debt placements with several aircraft and supply chain manufacturers in the United States. He has recently led work developing NEXA’s UAM Geomatics project leading to the establishment of UAM Geomatics, LLC, a new NEXA Capital Partners venture supported by dozens of aerospace clients worldwide. Phillip holds a Bachelors in International Studies from the University of South Carolina.
Senior Analyst, NEXA Advisors (and Senior Geomatics Analyst of UAM Geomatics, LLC)
Daniel is a Senior Analyst with NEXA Advisors, LLC and has recently been assigned as Senior Geomatics Analyst with UAM Geomatics, LLC. In this latest role, he assists clients with market research, financial analysis and advanced geomatics applications and studies. His current expertise with ArcGIS and geospatial analyses is assisting NEXA clients understand and apply powerful new tools and datasets to further urban air mobility business models, including three dimensional airspace design for business cases that can support investment. Most recently he has developed advanced financial and economic models for use in applying the 74 city data sets now available through the UAM Geomatics, LLC portal. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from American University and brings several years of prior experience working in the financial services industry, including the Carlyle Group.