Mr. Fargnoli is one of the co-founders of the New York Space Alliance (NYSA), a Public Benefit Corporation focused on bringing the immense and diverse resources of New York City and State to the New Space Economy. NYSA offers programs in tactical entrepreneurship such as an accelerator, a bootcamp in conjunction with Founder’s Institute and a Hacking for Space Program in development as well as an online Innovation Exchange community connecting the many different space impacting industries with the New Space Economy. He is also the CEO and founder of the RITRE Corporation which helps entrepreneurs blaze new markets operating at the seed and early phases with companies that have the potential to reinvent entire industries and create positive impact in improving social and economic conditions around the world and empowering local populations to take charge of their own development. Mr. Fargnoli is currently also serving as Technical Adviser and CTO for THEIA, a new global constellation and has also served as the Senior Vice President for Products within HySpecIQ.
His previous career background includes Northrop Grumman Electronic Sensors and Systems group working on both National Electro-Optical as well as SAR system and Kodak/ITT/Exelis/Harris with focus on National and Commercial systems. He also served as a Technical Fellow within the NRO. Joseph holds an MS in Optics from the University of Rochester, an MS in Telecommunications and Computers from the George Washington University a BS in Mathematics and MS degree in Electrical Engineering from The State University of New York