MEET OUR PEOPLE

 

Davide Starnone

"What I enjoy most is the variety of work and opportunities to do so many different kinds of things. I really enjoy the right mix of the technical and communicative aspect of my job".

What do you do at SSC?
Business Development Management and Recruitment. I also support key strategic proposal and bid work as well as taking care of client relationships and employees management.

What kind of projects are you currently working with?
On top of the standard business management duties, I am managing the awarded ESA Frame Contract, a global agreement by the European Space Agency to provide a consistent and continuous amount of business which should last for the next five years. I also support SSC on the global leaders’ activities.

What makes you passionate about your daily work?
What I enjoy most is the variety of work and opportunities to do so many different kinds of things. I really enjoy the right mix of the technical and communicative aspects of my job. Every day I have to deal with technical assessments as well as customer and employee needs. I have the passion to help clients run a competitive and efficient business by combining it with growth-oriented opportunities for engineering professionals.

What made you choose the space industry?
Space makes you dream. But to achieve results you must be rigorous in applying knowledge, be innovative, face challenges, find solutions. And for me, this is exactly the meaning of being a space engineer.

Why did you find SSC an attractive employer workplace?
I think SSC has a positive work environment, invest in employees, value them as individuals and truly listen to their needs. Employees feel appreciated and we are open to different values.

Why is SSC an innovative workplace? 
SSC is a workplace where innovation is celebrated and employees are rewarded when coming up with new ideas and better ways of doing things.

How do you make it an innovative workplace?
We translate the ideas/needs of our customers into a real service by providing the right person to create value for the project. In doing that, we try to think out of the box and experiment different strategies and tools to always be one step ahead with respect to our competitors.

How do you view your opportunities for development at SSC?
My role in SSC is to grow the business of the company. I see many opportunities to develop my career inside the SSC group, to increase my experience and consequently, my responsibility. I get involved in challenging projects and activities, helping the company to innovate and gain a global leadership role in the space industry.

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