Dr. Ronald Sugar is former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and leader in the aerospace and defense industry. He is currently a director of Chevron Corporation, Amgen Inc. and Apple, Inc., and serves as a senior advisor to two private equity firms and several growing technology businesses. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Trustee of the University of Southern California, and member of the UCLA Anderson School of Management Board of Visitors. Dr. Sugar brings extensive board, executive, and aerospace industry expertise to provide Ursa Major with critical guidance through all phases of operation and growth.
Deborah Lee James is a former Secretary of the Air Force under President Obama. Ms. James has 30 years of defense and national security experience in both the federal government and private sector, including time as President of SAIC. Ms. James currently serves in a number of advisory and director roles, including on the board of directors of Unisys and Textron; and an advisor at Bain & Co., Ultra Electronics, and MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory.
Michael Goldberg is a partner and director in the Los Angeles office of Bain & Co. Mr. Goldberg has worked with the most successful aerospace and defense primes as well as many industry suppliers. In addition to being a senior member of Bain’s Industrial Goods & Services Practice and the leader of their global Aerospace & Defense practice, he currently serves as chair of a private biotech company.
Michael Silton is currently the Managing Director of Act One Ventures and Chair Emeritus of the UCLA Venture Capital Fund. Prior to his role as an investor, Michael was the CEO and Founder of Rainmaker Systems, which saw an IPO and peak market cap of over $1B and over 1,000 employees. He also co-founded UniDirect Corp., which was acquired by Savoir Technology Group. At Act One Ventures, Michael manages a diverse portfolio of investments with a focus on the great talent and technology coming from the Los Angeles university ecosystem.