Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Peter Cannito was named Redwire’s CEO in June 2020. Prior to his current role, Mr. Cannito served as the CEO of Polaris Alpha from October 2016 until December 2018, a high-tech solutions provider developing systems for the DoD and Intelligence Community. Prior to that, Mr. Cannito previously held executive roles, including CEO and COO, at EOIR Technologies and he led a team of software and systems engineers at Booz Allen Hamilton focused on critical defense and intelligence programs. Mr. Cannito has been an operating partner with AEI Industrial from August 2019 to present. Mr. Cannito received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Delaware, an MBA from the University of Maryland, and served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Jonathan E. Baliff
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan Baliff has been a leader in the aerospace, energy and infrastructure sectors for over 25 years as both a public company senior executive and investment and commercial banker. Mr. Baliff has served on the Redwire Board of Directors and as Chair of the Audit Committee since September 2021. Mr. Baliff also serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc (NYSE: TCBI). Most recently, Mr. Baliff was the President of Genesis Park Acquisition Corporation, the special purpose acquisition corporation that merged with Redwire.
Previously Mr. Baliff served as Chief Executive Officer of Bristow Group (NYSE: BRS), the world’s largest commercial helicopter and industrial aviation company serving the energy and government sectors. He served as Bristow’s Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to 2014 until his appointment to Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Bristow Group in 2010, Mr. Baliff was the Executive Vice President for Strategy at NRG Energy, where he led the development and implementation of NRG’s overall strategy. Before joining NRG in 2008, Mr. Baliff was a Managing Director in Credit Suisse’s Global Energy Group, where he advised energy infrastructure companies on over $50 billion in merger and acquisition assignments and project and corporate financings starting in 1997. Mr. Baliff started his business career with J.P. Morgan’s Natural Resource Group in 1995 after nearly a decade flying F-4 Phantom fighter aircraft in the US Air Force including the first combat missions during the first Gulf War. Mr. Baliff will continue to serve as a director of Redwire.
Chief Technology Officer
Al Tadros has served as Redwire’s Chief Growth Officer and Executive Vice President of Space Infrastructure since August 2020. Tadros oversees Redwire’s long-term growth strategy and business development activities and is responsible for advancing development, increasing adoption, and building momentum for Redwire’s mission-enabling capabilities within civil, defense and commercial space sectors.
Previously, he served as Vice President of Space Infrastructure and Civil Space at Maxar Technologies, where he led significant innovation in next-generation spacecraft design and space infrastructure, integrating robotics and on-orbit satellite manufacturing, servicing, and assembly capabilities. An authority in on-orbit servicing, assembly and manufacturing, Tadros holds patents in the field of attitude control systems, and was responsible for early telerobotics research for the International Space Station. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Chief Administrative Officer
Faith Horowitz has served as Redwire’s Chief Administrative Officer since May 2019. Prior to joining Redwire, she served as the Senior VP of Administration, Cyber and SIGINT at Polaris Alpha. Prior to that, she was Chief Administrative Officer and Co-Founder at Fourth Dimension Engineering, which was acquired in April 2018 by Polaris Alpha.
Prior to founding Fourth Dimension, Faith was Director of Operations at EmbedICs, Inc., where she was responsible for setting up a microchip personalization facility, and Vice President of Administration at EVI Technology. Earlier in her career, she was a Senior Consultant with Price Waterhouse. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from the University of Maryland.
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Edmunds has served as the Company's Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller since April 2022 and Corporate Controller since November 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Edmunds served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Ernst & Young LLP from July 2006 to November 2020. Mr. Edmunds is a Certified Public Accountant registered with the states of Florida and Georgia. Mr. Edmunds earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Samford University and a master's degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame.
Chief Growth Officer
Gold is currently the Treasurer of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and has served on its Board of Directors on several occasions. Gold is also currently serving on NASA’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Independent Study Team. In 2012, Gold was appointed Chair of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee, holding this position until joining NASA in 2019. In 2018, he was appointed to the NASA Advisory Council and served as Chair of its Regulatory and Policy Committee. In 2020, Gold was awarded NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal in recognition for his leadership of the Artemis Accords, the Gateway MOUs, and other interagency policy development and coordination efforts. Gold has authored numerous law review articles and editorials addressing commercial space issues. He has also testified on several occasions before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate as an expert in commercial space as well as space law and policy. Gold received a BA from Brandeis University and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.