Co-Founder & COO
Guillermo Söhnlein is OceanGate's Co-Founder and COO. He is also Founder and Chairman of the Sea-Space Initiative and Chairman of the Marine Technology Society's Ocean Exploration Committee.
Supplementing his passion for ocean exploration with a passion for space exploration, Guillermo was previously the founder of the International Association of Space Entrepreneurs, an online community focused on promoting global entrepreneurship in space ventures, and Space Angels Network, a national group of accredited investors focused on early-stage aerospace ventures. He has spent over ten years in leadership roles with various early stage technology ventures in Silicon Valley and the Washington DC area. He has consulted extensively with entrepreneurs, startups, angel investor groups, venture capital firms, hedge funds, and nonprofit organizations, and he currently serves on the advisory boards of several technology ventures.
Guillermo earned an AB in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a JD from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, after which he served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate.
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