Stratospheric Exploration Leader World View Names Ian Thomas As Chief Revenue Officer

February 27, 2023

World View, a leader in stratospheric exploration and space tourism, has appointed Ian Thomas as its Chief Revenue Officer. In his new role, Thomas will be responsible for driving the company's revenue growth and overseeing its sales, marketing, and business development efforts.

Thomas brings more than 30 years of experience scaling global businesses, including 15 years with The Boeing Company, where he served in a variety of senior leadership roles in the United States (U.S.) and Europe, and then led the company’s operations, successively, in the United Kingdom, India, Australia, and China.

World View's CEO, Ryan Hartman, expressed his excitement at the appointment and highlighted Thomas's track record of success in the industry. He emphasized the importance of revenue growth for the company's mission of expanding access to the stratosphere and beyond through its balloon technology.

Earlier this year, World View announced plans to go public through a SPAC deal with Leo Holdings Corp. II (“Leo”) (NYSE: LHC). The transaction values the combined company at a pro forma enterprise value of approximately $350 million. World View plans to use the capital to expand its global remote sensing business into new markets, pioneering new and existing use cases in this evolving domain and growing economy.

With the appointment of Ian Thomas as Chief Revenue Officer, World View is poised to accelerate its growth and continue its mission of making its remote sensing technology more accessible to a wider audience.


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