SOURCE: Orbital Insight

Orbital Insight

August 04, 2016 11:00 ET

Orbital Insight Hires Chief Business Officer to Support Rapid Growth

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 4, 2016) - Orbital Insight, a geospatial big data company using machine intelligence to analyze satellite and drone imagery at scale, today announced the appointment of Kevin E. O'Brien as Chief Business Officer.

Kevin E. O'Brien has been working at the intersection of financial services and high technology for more than 20 years. He joins Orbital Insight from FactSet Research Systems, Inc. At FactSet, Kevin led the firm's North and South American operations for hundreds of mid-market clients in the investment banking, private equity and brokerage industries. A seasoned serial entrepreneur, O'Brien's expertise is in identifying and commercializing specialty data, analytic, and software solutions for businesses across multiple sectors.

"Kevin brings a wealth of experience in the commercialization of unique datasets," said James Crawford, CEO and founder of Orbital Insight. "We're thrilled that he is joining our team to help the company fulfill its mission of providing advanced, unbiased knowledge of socio-economic trends to decision makers around the world."

O'Brien joined FactSet after the acquisition of Revere Data, where he was president & CEO. At Revere, O'Brien led the development and commercialization of new specialty datasets and predictive analytics around company, sector, and supply chain relationship networks across a variety of information-intensive industries, including financial services, Internet search, national intelligence and new index/ETF product development.

"I am proud to work alongside such a passionate and exceptionally talented group of individuals," said Kevin O'Brien. "I am looking forward to helping Orbital Insight unleash the power and potential of geospatial data, predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence across the industries of today and tomorrow."