In celebration of Veterans Day, you are invited to join us for a discussion with Maj. Gen. Nina Armagno, Director of Space Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition at U.S. Air Force and Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux, Entrepreneur and Space Investor. Panel moderated by Gregg Lemkau, Co-Head of Investment Banking Division (IBD).
Event hosted by Goldman Sachs Veterans Network and Women Veterans on Wall Street (wVOWS).
Maj. Gen. Nina M. Armagno is the Director, Space Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Washington, D.C. She directs development and purchasing on space programs to Air Force major commands, product centers and laboratories. Her responsibilities include crafting program strategies and options for representing Air Force positions to Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the office of the Secretary of Defense, Congress and the White House.General Armagno earned her commission and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in June 1988. Her experience in space systems operations includes combat-mission-ready operator, instructor, evaluator and flight commander in strategic missile warning, space surveillance, space control, space launch and theater missile warning mission areas.
Prior to her current assignment, General Armagno served as Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. She was directly responsible to the USSTRATCOM Commander for the development and implementation of national security policy and guidance, military strategy and guidance, space and weapons employment policy and concepts and joint doctrine as they apply to the command and the execution of its mission. She also served as the Director of Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements and Analysis, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado; Commander, 45th Space Wing, and Director, Eastern Range, Patrick AFB, Florida; Commander, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB, California; Commander and Deputy Commander, 21st Operations Group, Peterson AFB, Colorado; Senior Military Assistant and Chief of Staff to the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Squadron and Installation Commander, 6th Space Warning Squadron, Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts; Director of Operations, 1st Space Launch Squadron, Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida. In addition, she has held staff assignments at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Headquarters 14th Air Force and the 381st Training Group, and served as an Air Force Legislative Fellow in the Office of Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher.
Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux is a technology entrepreneur and private investor with a passion for technologies that can positively impact the future of humanity. She invests in science and technology companies across a variety of sectors, from artificial intelligence, to the commercial space industry, including early investments in SpaceX and Lynk which demonstrated in 2019 the first “cell tower in space.” She was also instrumental in beamed energy becoming a part of NASA’s technology roadmap in 2015, as cofounder of Escape Dynamics which ranked third of the “Top 10 World’s Most Innovative Space Companies” by Fast Company, and whose technology was featured in Scientific American as “World Changing Idea.” She started her career in 1999 at Goldman Sachs where she advised on over $8 billion in cross-border M&A she then served as an Investment Principal at TPG-Axon, as an Investment Partner at Renaissance Technologies, and established her own investment firm in 2008. She also serves as a Board Member of the National Museum of Mathematics, a Truman Security Fellow, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, and Women Corporate Directors, and holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.
Full Bio: https://laetitiagarriott.com/about/
Gregg Lemkau is co-head of the Investment Banking Division (IBD). He is a member of the Management Committee and IBD Executive Committee. Gregg has advised on hundreds of transactions during his career at Goldman Sachs and has spent significant time with clients across all sectors globally while working in offices in Europe and the US.
Previously, he was co-head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions. Gregg has also served as global co-head of the Technology, Media and Telecom Group, global co-head of the Healthcare Group and chief operating officer for the Investment Banking Division. He served as chairman of the Firmwide Commitments Committee from 2011 to 2015. Gregg joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in Mergers & Acquisitions in 1992 and was named managing director in 2001 and partner in 2002.
Gregg serves as chairman of the Board of Directors for Grassroot Soccer, a nonprofit organization using the power of soccer to fight against HIV and AIDS in Africa. He also serves as chairman of the Dartmouth Athletics Advisory Board and is chairman of Friends of Dartmouth Soccer. In addition, Gregg is on the Board of Advisors for Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Gregg earned a BA in Government and Economics from Dartmouth College in 1991.