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Satellite Deskworks

... is the most flexible, comprehensive and simple SaaS platform for automating and managing workplaces in the quickly growing Shared Workspace market.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2015
  • Employees 7
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website satellitedeskworks.com

Company Summary

The Shared Workspace/Coworking market is growing rapidly and needs a simple SaaS product to automate the components of running centers. Patent pending Satellite Deskworks does all of this and was developed from our years of experience running multiple centers. As the industry grows to other space types (labs, studios, kitchens), SD is uniquely able to handle these, with auto-tracking of usage, comparison to plan, right through to auto-billing.


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    Founder and CEO

    Barbara previously co-founded a company that developed equipment to meet Clean Air Act needs. She built the business internationally, finally selling to a Fortune 1000 company. She and partners started a cowork center in 2009 and has 6 operating now. She.holds degrees in Economics and Public Policy.

    Barbara is passionately concerned about the changing workplace and its impact on families, communities, the environment, and bottom lines.

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    Chief Technology Officer

    Alex has over 16 years in software engineering with extensive experience in managing agile oriented teams, object oriented analysis, database design and business accounting and processes.

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    Chief Financial Officer

    Mario is a CPA with 8 years Big Four and 10 years extensive experience structuring companies from partnerships to multinational corporations, fund raising up to $500M, implementing accounting structures and evaluating exit strategies from M&As to spin-offs.

    Mario holds a BS in Business Administration and MS in Taxation. He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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    Cat Johnson
    Content Marketing Creator

    Cat Johnson is a writer and content strategist for the workspace industry and storyteller for the coworking movement. She works with coworking space operators, regional alliances, industry service providers, event producers, and community-focused organizations to create targeted, impactful content. Cat also teaches workshops on content marketing, moderates panels about the workspace industry and speaks about coworking, community and purpose.

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    Corporate Counsel and Board Member

    With 45 years of legal experience, John is well known and respected in the Silicon Valley legal community. He specializes in real estate law and litigation and commercial enterprise formation, purchase/sale, and dissolution. John has been an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University School of Law since 2009. He served as board member, officer, and president of the Santa Clara County Bar Association in the early 1980’s.

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    Founder and Board Member

    Ken is a serial entrepreneur with two successful exits, one in a consumer field and one in technology. He developed coworking centers from the inception of the industry and has a long history in commercial real estate, building, facilities management and design. Ken works with the integration of Deskworks to IT infrastructure, access systems and other technology. He holds a BSc in Chemistry from San Jose State.

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    Hasan Mirjan

    Hasan has founded multiple companies in several countries, allowing him to gain a unique knowledge in world market needs. His technology and real estate background has enabled him to leverage and combine experiences in both industries to found SphereMail.co, a cutting edge Mailroom Management SaaS product used in the Shared Workspace market. It allows Mailroom administrators and end users to access and manage postal mail securely and efficiently.

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    Robbin Orbison

    Robbin is a career commercial real estate development financial professional. She has held senior level positions with several global developers and consults for commercial landlords in adding shared spaces into their portfolios. In 2014 she founded CapeSpace on Cape Cod. Robbin holds an MBA, has served on the faculty of New York University's Schack Real Estate Institute, was nominated for a Mass. SBA Woman Owned Business of the Year award.


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