Matthew is the Co-Founder and President of Voyager Space Holdings. Voyager is a privately held multinational holding company acquiring and operating companies in the space exploration industry. He was also the founding Executive Director for Space for Humanity, a non-profit organization that will send diverse passengers into orbit on commercial space vehicles.
Prior to co-founding Voyager Space Holdings, Matthew was a key member of the private equity investment team at Goldman Sachs in New York City. Matthew started his private sector career focusing on middle market private equity at Plexus Capital in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Matthew Kuta is also an accomplished leader with global experience. As a former military officer, he has led large multi-national teams in very high-stakes initiatives as an F-15E fighter pilot. He has been recognized for multiple professional accolades to include the Jabara Award, awarded to the top U.S. Air Force Academy alumni for contributions to aviation. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, the highest medal solely for aviation in the U.S. military that can be awarded in combat. He has combat and alert experience in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa.
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is on the Board of Directors of Voyager Space Holdings, the United States Air Force Academy Endowment, and Space for Humanity. He is also a Member for the Council on Foreign Relations. Matthew resides in Denver with his wife and two daughters.