Today Spire Global, Inc. (“Spire” or the “Company”), a space-based Earth data analytics and solutions company announced that it has appointed Hillary Yaffe as Head of Communications, effective June 1, 2021. Ms. Yaffe will report to Peter Platzer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Spire, and will be based in New York.
In her new role, Ms. Yaffe will oversee Spire’s corporate communications and investor relations engagement worldwide as well as Spire’s communications strategy across the Company’s key business units, including Maritime, Weather, Aviation, Space Services, Federal, and Earth Intelligence. She will additionally guide Spire’s engagement with the investor community as the Company works to complete its previously announced merger with NavSight Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NSH) to become a publicly traded company.
“We are thrilled to welcome a communications industry veteran of Hillary’s caliber to the Spire team at this watershed moment for our company,” said Mr. Platzer. “Hillary’s communications expertise across multiple industries, and specifically the capital markets, will prove invaluable as we look to convey Spire’s business plan, strategic growth initiatives, and corporate values to all stakeholders, including investors, customers and the media.”
Ms. Yaffe most recently served as Senior Vice President and Head of Communications for Lazard Asset Management LLC (“Lazard”) in the United States, where she was responsible for both internal and external communications activity. Prior to joining Lazard, Ms. Yaffe served as an Associate Vice President at Prosek Partners, where she helped build out the firm’s hedge fund practice and advised large institutional investment firms. Ms. Yaffe began her career at Edelman and subsequently worked at Burson-Marsteller in their corporate/financial practice before joining Prosek Partners. Ms. Yaffe holds a BBA in International Business and Marketing from The George Washington University.