Career Event: Sept. 14 at 12:30 pm

WFU Physics Career Advising Event

TITLE: “The Business of Space: and other ways for physicists to use a degree from Wake”

SPEAKER:Michael Hewins

CEO, Hewins Ventures

and Wake Forest Alum (1972)

TIME: Thu. Sep. 14, 2017 at 12:30 PM

PLACE: Olin Lounge (Olin 106)


Pizza will be provided. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.




Michael Hewins has over 30 years of executive management experience in the global space industry. Michael was the Chairman and CEO of AstroVision International, Inc. and the Chief Commercial Officer at AON/International Space Brokers, and has held senior positions across global strategy, finance, business development, and insurance for Willis Corroon Inspace, Johnson & Higgins, INTEC, and Arianespace. Michael joined NewSat in September 2011 as Chief Operating Officer, and through his commercial experience and leadership was instrumental in the finalization of funding commitments for Jabiru-1. In June 2013, Michael was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and provided extensive experience across NewSat’s entire business, from strategy and finance to operations and productivity. Michael received his law degree from Suffolk University and his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University. Michael left NewSat to form his own consulting firm, Hewins Venture, that focuses on aiding start-up companies acquire customers and funding.