Integrity, teamwork and customer focus are among the values that define who we are individually and as a company.

Founded in 2016 by a long-time NASA engineer and leader, Psionicis headquartered in Hampton, Virginia, and is privately held.

Integrity, teamwork and customer focus are among the values that define who we are individually and as a company.

Our core team is comprised of many of the experts and engineers behind NASA’s groundbreaking technology and we have added mathletes to help us solve important problems for the world’s Space, Defense, and Automotive industries and organizations.

If you combine persistence, innovative thinking and a great attitude in your approach to technical and business challenges, then consider joining our team of innovators and view our current openings.

Management Team


Sean Kish

President and Chief Executive Officer

20+ years in private equity and fast-growth companies. Operating roles in finance, corporate development, strategy and product planning for a mix of companies ranging from the traditional economy to technology. More than $500M in debt and equity capital transactions with board service across a range of industry sectors. Sensor experience with USAID utilizing multispectral satellite imagery to low-altitude imagery capture, processing and analysis. Graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

Steve Sandford

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

30+ years managing large engineering teams developing and deploying advanced technologies in public, private sectors. 25+ years at NASA. Responsible for staff of 600 people at NASA’s Langley Research Center delivering on projects worth more than $500M. Covered electro-optical engineering and research and systems engineering. Author and lecturer on space. BS in physics from Randolph Macon, MSEE from University of Virginia, MS in Optical Science from University of Arizona.

Diego Pierrottet

Chief Systems Engineer

Co-inventor on core patent behind Psionic Doppler Lidar. 30+ years of experience indesign, development, evaluation of laser radar systems, including for Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA. Received NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal for development of NDL. Numerous patents and authored several technical journal articles. BSEE from University of New Mexico, Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering with a core concentration in Opto-Electronics from University of New Mexico.

Cliff Cummings

Vice President, Space

30+ years commercializing advanced satellite technology for GTE Space net, Comsat, Orbital ATK / Northrop Grumman. Closed contracts for satellite and space services totaling more than $2B and involving partners from over 20 countries. Served on the Board of Directors for two international space joint ventures.
+1 833 774 6642 x 804

Ken Morrison

Vice President, Defense

25+ years experience with General Dynamics, DRS. P&L responsibility for systems for NAVAIR, NAVSEA, AFRL, NRL, ARL, MSIC, TSWG, SOCOM, AFSOC, and TACOM for contracts totaling $35M+ for R&D $2B+ for production. BS in EE. Served in US Army in Explosive Ordnance Disposal.
+1 833 774 6642 x803

Rajeev Kumar

Vice President, Consumer /Industrial

20+ years with Intel, AMD, Freescale, Marvell introducing new technologies for processors, microcontrollers, optical components to automotive, other markets. Director of worldwide product marketing, business development for $900M product line. BSEE from Northwestern University, MSEE from University of Nevada Reno.
+1 833 774 6642 x802

Lee Wright

Chief Marketing Officer

25+ years experience in product management, marketing management at TI, Nokia, others. Founder, co-founder, management team member at venture backed, early-stage b-to-b technology ventures in the US, Europe. Masters of Management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

Psionic Space

Psionic Defense

Consumer / Industrial

Psionic Corporate