Isotropic Systems recruits new chief people officer

Multi-link satellite terminals provider Isotropic Systems has hired Dara McCann as chief people officer as it begins manufacturing, operations and global service delivery.

McCann previously served as the executive vice president (EVP) of HR and organisation development at connectivity firm O3b and as EVP of HR and culture transformation for SES Networks, which is one of Isotropic Systems’ strategic investors.

Isotropic said her 10 years of experience building high-performance teams within the satellite industry would be a huge benefit as the business continues to scale up and launch new technology for satellite communications.

The firm added that with more than 25 years of working in HR, McCann’s expertise in maximising workforce efficiency would be “crucial” leading up to the organisation’s new technology commercial launch in 2022.

Isotropic expects to significantly increase its workforce over the next 12 months, adding additional resources to expanding teams in the US and UK.

John Finney, Isotropic Systems founder and CEO, said that McCann was an “extraordinary” addition to the senior leadership team.

“We are preparing to scale across research and development, productisation, new product introductions, contract manufacturing, global sales and business development, service delivery and more,” he said.

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“Dara’s experience of scaling high-growth companies, staffing with diverse talent and ensuring equal opportunities will be a powerful asset for the company.”

McCann said: “Isotropic is innovating across several industry domains and that brings the need to attract the very best global talent. Joining Isotropic Systems at this stage in its development allows me to build on the already strong culture of innovation and customer focus, developing our talented team to create a world-class global company.”