Maxie McFarland is Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff to the CEO for Sierra Space, having joined the company from its inception in 2021. In his role as Chief of Staff his responsibilities include leadership of cross-functional strategic initiatives, facilitating high-priority enterprise wide projects. Maxie operates at a strategic, tactical, and operational levels, handling the oversight of critical enterprise level, cross-organizational projects. Maxie tracks high priority initiatives, and provides analysis, recommendations and options on high-impact decisions.
Prior to Sierra Space Maxie spent 10 years with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) in a series of advancing executive-level corporate development roles. He led multiple mergers and acquisitions (negotiation, due diligence, integration), joint ventures and capital raises, as well as aiding the development of business strategy.
In 2021, Maxie helped lead a successful $1.4B capital raise for Sierra Space – one of the largest ever in the aerospace industry.
In prior roles, Maxie worked for IBM Research commercializing advanced technologies, as a process and strategy consultant for both IBM Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Consulting and was an officer in the United States Air Force.
Maxie holds a masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado