COLD STAR TECH At the Intersection of Compliance Cultures, Time-Sensitive Missions, and Desire To Be The Best.


Here are the non-Secret humans with Cold Star Tech:

Jason Kanigan, Founder

  • Manufacturing Process Improvement expert, factory designer, business strategist, member of the Board of Advisors of the Operational Excellence Society
  • Host of the Cold Star Project show & podcast
  • Founded & Co-Founded two Sales Organizations prior to Cold Star, past factory manager of over 150 staff
  • Extensive high level civic volunteer experience, connecting policy staff, lawmakers, taxpayers, commercial operators and NPOs to drive change.


Rick Fleeter, PhD, Engineering Advisor

  • Pioneer of microspace since the 1970s – Developed 25 successful small satellites
  • Founded and grew AeroAstro to 100 staff
  • Experience with JPL, TRW, Defense Systems, Amsat
  • Professor at Brown University and La Sapienza (Rome)- teaches courses in microspace & engineering design – author – previously at UCLA & Cal State Long Beach.


stephen monaco cmo cold start tech

Stephen Monaco, MBA, CMO

  • IBM Futurist
  • Past Co-CEO of a $50 million software firm; lead company to 40 consecutive quarters of growth
  • Previous Top Secret security clearance
  • Familiar with all aspects of global marketing, sales, growth strategy.


Our Secret humans include our Chief Data Scientist, whose day role is with a major legal and fraud prevention firm and while permitted to work with us wishes to remain anonymous; our various data scientists; and of course our intelligence officers who must remain nameless.