Peter Platzer co-founded Spire in 2012 with a vision to provide satellite-powered data solutions to problems on earth. He is now regarded as one of the pioneers in launching small form factor satellites into space, and in 2013 was named a White House Champion of Change by President Obama.
Prior to launching Spire, Platzer trained at CERN and the Max Planck Institute before turning to business with the Boston Consulting Group in Europe and Asia, and serving as a quantitative investment manager on Wall Street.
Platzer received an M.S. in Physics from the Technical University of Vienna, an MBA from Harvard, where he was a Baker scholar, and an M.S. cum laude in Space Science from ISU Strasbourg. He also serves as a Career Coach at Harvard Business School. His publications and patents span Computational Physics, Nano-satellite Technologies, and Climate Change adaptation.