James (Jim) Cantrell
Matthew Kuta is an accomplished leader with global experience where as a former military officer he has led large multi-national teams in very high-stakes initiatives as an F-15E fighter pilot. Matthew holds a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy, an M.A. from Norwich University, and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
He has been recognized for multiple professional accolades to include the Jabara Award, awarded to the top U.S. Air Force Academy Alumni for contributions to aviation. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, the highest award for aviation in the U.S. military that can be awarded in combat.
Matthew is extremely active in commercial space and has performed due diligence and research on multiple commercial space angel investments as well as having both investment banking and private equity experience. He is on the Board of Directors of the United States Air Force Academy Endowment, and is a Defense Council Member of the Truman National Security Project and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.