Executive Management Team
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Nathan (Nate) O’Konek is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Redwire. In this role, he leads the company’s integration, corporate development, and legal efforts and oversees operational initiatives to support company growth. Prior to Redwire’s acquisition, Nate was the Executive Vice President for Strategic Development and General Counsel of Made In Space, where he led financing and operational scaling activities to double production capacity and revenue within eighteen months and establish corporate operations in Luxembourg.
Prior to joining Made In Space, Nate held senior positions in the aerospace industry supporting space technology development activities for civil and Department of Defense agencies and was a member of Space Florida’s commercial space investment team at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport. Nate was previously a member of the corporate and capital markets practice groups in the London and New York offices of the law firm Latham & Watkins.
Nate is the recipient of multiple NASA team awards for successful flight demonstrations of innovative precision landing technologies. He is a member of the commercial advisory board of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group and the International Institute of Space Law.
Nate holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a law degree from University of Minnesota Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Minnesota Law Review and was a Royal A. Stone Memorial Scholar.