Matthew J Desch

Chief Executive Officer


United States of America

Matthew J. Desch has served as the Chief Executive Officer and director of Iridium since August 2006, transforming Iridium into a successful, growing mobile satellite operator.  Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Telcordia Technologies, Inc., a telecommunications software services provider.  Matt started his career in telecommunication services at AT&T Bell Laboratories and joined the early wireless industry while working at Nortel Networks Corporation, eventually as President of its global wireless networks business and global Carrier’s business in the late 1990s. He serves today on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and serves as a director of Unisys Corporation, a publicly traded global information technology company. Mr. Desch received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.