Chief Strategy Officer
Kari has both technological depth and an extensive prior career guiding government defense, intelligence, and space policy. Prior to joining HawkEye 360, Kari served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security from May 2017 to January 2020, a role in which she helped the Secretary of Defense direct and set priorities for the intelligence agencies under the DoD’s purview, including the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office.
Kari also previously served as the Policy Director for the House Armed Services Committee, where she advised members of Congress on defense policy, program, and budget matters, including military intelligence programs and military space operations. She earned a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a 2002 NRO Technology Fellow.