Chief Executive Officer
Rob Meyerson is an aerospace executive, engineer, and founder with more than 30 years of experience in the space industry. From May 2016 to October 2017, Mr. Meyerson served as President of Blue Origin, an American aerospace company founded and owned by Jeff Bezos.
Starting in 2003 and reporting directly to Mr. Bezos, Mr. Meyerson oversaw the transformation of Blue Origin from its founding into a more than 1500-person engineering and development organization executing on government and commercial contracts. Under his leadership, Blue Origin developed and flew the suborbital human-rated launch system, New Shepard; built a liquid rocket engine business including the BE-4 rocket engine which will power the boost stage of United Launch Alliance’s next-generation orbital launch vehicle; and designed its heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle, New Glenn. During this time, Mr. Meyerson led Blue Origin’s growth from a single facility in Seattle, WA, to multiple launch facilities, manufacturing facilities, and sales offices operating in six sites across the U.S. and internationally.
Mr. Meyerson is the founder of Delalune Space, a management consulting company focused on the aerospace, mobility, technology and investment sectors, and has served as the CEO since February 2019. Mr. Meyerson has built relationships with some of the most exciting new companies doing business in the space sector.
Mr. Meyerson joined C5 Capital as an Operating Partner in 2020 and is a member of the firm’s leadership team. C5 Capital led a $130M Series B investment in Axiom Space, and Rob now serves on Axiom’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the Investment Committee for C5’s Impact Fund.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Meyerson was a Senior Program Manager at Kistler Aerospace, and an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC). He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sceye SA since June 2020, a member of the Board of Advisors of Hermeus, an aerospace engineering company, since 2019, a member of the Advisory Board of NLX, a communications technology firm, since 2020, and a member of the Board of Directors of Qwaltec since September 2019. He is also a member of the Board of Axiom Space, the Museum of Flight, and the University of Michigan College of Engineering Leadership Advisory Board. In 2016, the New Shepard team was awarded the Robert J. Collier Trophy for their accomplishments by the National Aeronautic Association; and in 2017, Mr. Meyerson was awarded the Space Flight Award by the American Astronautical Society.
An ally and champion for young professionals and founders, Mr. Meyerson serves as a mentor in the Brooke Owens Fellowship, the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship, and the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator.
Mr. Meyerson holds a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in industrial engineering (Engineering Management) from the University of Houston.