Superior Technology.
Unparalleled Insights.
Safer Skies.

Drone airspace management is a rapidly growing and vitally important industry, and SkySafe is leading the way. Our commitment to protecting against threats while safely integrating commercial drones into the national airspace sets us apart.

SkySafe's technology allows governments, law enforcement, airports, corporations, cities, and more to manage their airspace with real-time drone data and analytics.

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Proud Board Member and Thought Leader for the Commercial Drone Alliance

The commercial drone industry delivers humanitarian gains and economic and environmental benefits.

Our Values

Our core values are the foundation of SkySafe, and they guide everything we do and how we do it. Whether you’re part of our team or a client, you will experience these values in every interaction with our company.


Our products address a deep-seated need to feel safe, and we never lose sight of that. We serve our clients, our global community, and our common good.


In an industry like ours, trust is paramount. We are dedicated to honest and direct communication without exception.


Our company is built on grit and faith in each other. Our strong roots have given us an unshakable “Can Do” attitude in all that we undertake.


We trust, believe in, and rely on one another, and we partner with our customers – always listening closely to their unique wants and needs.


Grant Jordan CEO

Grant Jordan


Grant Jordan is CEO at SkySafe. After graduating from MIT, Grant served as an officer in the US Air Force for four years. At the Air Force Research Lab, he designed and built hardware systems for counter-IED missions and small UAVs, specializing in rapid product development for Special Forces units. In graduate school at UC San Diego, Grant conducted research in online criminal campaigns and analysis of the Bitcoin network. As President of Somerset Recon, he led a team of security researchers and engineers analyzing the security of hardware systems for government and commercial customers. Grant has spoken at numerous conferences including DEFCON and the Commercial UAV Expo.

Mike Spindel

Co-Founder, Engineering Fellow

Mike Spindel is Co-Founder, Engineering Fellow at SkySafe. During his time at MIT, he conducted research on ad-hoc wireless networks at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. After graduating, he spent several years writing backend software for large web services. At Somerset Recon, he specialized in firmware development and hardware/software reverse engineering. Mike has presented at several well-known security conferences, including Black Hat USA in Las Vegas. At SkySafe, Mike oversees the cutting edge technology of our drone defense systems.

Tarak Makecha


Tarak is the Chief Financial Officer at SkySafe. His prior experience includes Economic Research at Flexport, Finance & Operations at Tesla and Management Consulting in Aerospace & Defense at Deloitte. Prior to his private sector work, he was an Army Officer in both conventional and special operations units. His undergraduate and graduate education comes from the University of Texas and London School of Economics.

Steve McQuade


Steve McQuade has over 25 years of experience building and scaling enterprise software solutions across a variety of industries including digital identity and computer vision, advertising, media, and security. He recently served as CTO at where he led the development of a computer-vision based Identity Verification solution. Previously he headed technology at TUNE as the Vice President of Engineering and Operations, leading the company through periods of rapid growth. Prior to TUNE, he served as Vice President of Engineering at Yapta and AudienceScience and held Sr. Technology Management roles at the Walt Disney Internet Group.

Melissa Swisher


As the Chief Revenue Officer, Melissa holds the responsibility for developing and overseeing strategic partnerships aimed at driving increased revenue and fostering customer growth. With a wealth of experience as a C-Level Executive, Melissa has a proven track record that includes significant contributions to two successful IPOs (SuccessFactors & Castlight Health) and involvement in two strategic acquisitions. Melissa is a dedicated market leader with a passion for achieving results, building exceptional teams, and ensuring customer satisfaction. Throughout her career, she has overseen various aspects such as go-to-market efforts, global sales, go-to-market strategy, partnerships, and marketing. Prior to her role at SkySafe, Melissa served as the Co-Founder/Chief Revenue Officer for, a company that was recently acquired by Simpplr.

Tom Leire

VP of Sales

Tom is responsible for overseeing and expanding the global revenue operations for SkySafe. In this capacity, Tom collaborates strategically with various organizations such as finance, marketing, operations, and others, aligning all revenue-generating activities. With over 20 years of experience, Tom has a strong track record of leading and expanding high-growth companies. His previous roles include positions at Successfactors an SAP company, Box, and Birst. Tom lives in Massachusetts with his wife and 3 children. In his spare time you can find Tom coaching his children's sports teams.
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"Drones present as much opportunity as risk, and we've made it our job to help clients safely manage both."

Grant Jordan


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SkySafe has attracted the best minds in hardware security, reverse engineering, digital signal processing, and software defined radio. Join our fast-growing team.

We are looking for a high-energy, driven Senior Account Executive with sound business acumen, strong technical aptitude, and natural sales instincts to join our high growth team. The Senior Account Executive will be the driving force behind new business acquisition by creating, identifying, and closing complex and transactional deals. With a proven track record of selling SaaS solutions, you will leverage your understanding of the market and its challenges to introduce the value of SkySafe’s solutions to prospective customers. This ideal candidate must have strong business value presentation skills and be comfortable presenting at all levels of an organization and selling as an individual as well as part of a larger team.


  • Identify new opportunities, creating end to end sales lifecycle, direct and through the field.
  • Ability to clearly understand prospects needs, budget and other key qualifications prior to moving opportunity through the sales process
  • Consistently meet or exceed sales objectives and quotas and provide timely and accurate sales forecasting.
  • Create sales strategy/account planning and own the sales cycle - from lead generation to closure.
  • Provide feedback from customers regarding product performance; provide input to product development and support services for product fixes and enhancement
  • Conduct product demonstrations tailored to potential customers' needs, highlighting the strategic and operational value of SkySafe.
  • Be a true team player across the organization, always prioritizing the customer first.
  • Collaborate with our Customer Success team to ensure smooth transition post-sales and high customer retention.


  • 5+ years of experience in SaaS sales with a focus on acquisition of new customers
  • Comfortable prospecting, pitching, and closing complex deals ($100k+)
  •  Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to thrive in a startup environment and can navigate uncharted waters by being adaptable and flexible to changing working environment
  • Ability to digest complex business challenges/goals and translate them into creative solutions
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales targets
  • Excellent professional presence and business acumen
  • Experience in conducting product demos and presenting complex solutions in an easy-to-understand manner
  • Strong negotiation skills, a competitive spirit, and a passion for results
  • Creative thinker and innovative problem solver
  • Ability to travel up to 50%

We're Always Looking for Top Talent

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