Together, they are what makes ATLAS stand out above the rest.

Get to know the group driven by a collective passion to disrupt a once stagnant ground industry. A team of dreamers, thinkers and doers led by an executive team with 130+ years of experience in the space / engineering industry. 

ATLAS Leadership

Meet the five individuals leading ATLAS into the future with over 130+ years of commercial and government experience, it’s safe to say they’ve been around the block a few times. From overseeing day-to-day operations, to presenting at global industry conferences, our founders share a passion for providing exceptional service to the space industry.

Sean McDaniel

Chief Executive Officer

Sean is a USAF Veteran and holds a MS in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Colorado – Boulder. Sean has 20+ years of DoD and private sector experience with Satellite Operations, Space Launch and Flight Test, and Satellite Ground System Development. Since founding ATLAS, the company has grown to become a world leader in satellite to ground communications and network management. Under Sean’s leadership, ATLAS has built the world’s first fully automated cloud hosted network operations center, unifying access to a globally distributed network of satellite ground stations. Sean has proudly built a world class team of engineers and professionals to transform the way the space industry gains access to data from space.

Brad Bode

Chief Technology Officer

Brad brings over 19 years of software development experience in the aerospace industry to the ATLAS team. He has designed, developed, tested, and deployed satellite command and control, mission planning, and data management applications throughout his career. Now, Brad is the genius behind the ground-breaking FREEDOM™ Software Platform. He holds an MS in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University.

Mike Carey

Chief Strategy Officer

Mike Carey, a former USAF Major General with 34 years of experience in satellite and space-related operations, is now shaping ATLAS’s future through strategy development, and business planning. Experienced with Air Force Satellite Control Network, Eastern/Western test ranges, and the Space Test & Training Range, General Carey has the technical and political prowess to maneuver in the ever-expanding space markets. Mike holds a BA in History from the University of Central Florida, an MPA from the University of Oklahoma, and an MA in National Security & Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Mike Rendine


A decorated Vietnam Vet and Retired USAF Colonel, Mike has 40+ years of aerospace/defense experience specializing in missile defense and defense space programs. An early VP of Orbital Sciences Corporation, founder of ASA Industries and Assured Space Access Technologies, he is both technically knowledgeable and business savvy. A three time successful entrepreneur, Mike brings expertise in financial management and contracts, in addition to his deep industry roots and engineering skills, to the ATLAS team. Mike holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University and an MA in Industrial Management from Central Michigan University.

Joe Winowiecki

Chief Financial Officer

Joe is a 30-year finance and business executive with demonstrated success in helping companies achieve high-growth and profitability. Prior to joining the ATLAS team, Joe served as CFO of Versus Technology, Inc. whereas a key member of the leadership team, he helped lead this healthcare automation company through double-digit growth and profitability and ultimately the sale of the company. Joe’s experience includes ownership of four other companies and negotiation/integration of several acquisitions and mergers. Joe’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Accounting from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration in Accountancy and Taxation from DePaul University. Joe earned his CPA designation in 1989.