Our Team at Amplified Space

Executive Leadership

Jerome Hittle
Founder / CEO

Jerome is an electrical engineer, advisor, and entrepreneur. He has more than 16 years’ experience working in the aerospace, IoT, and integrated circuits sectors. He has worked on three human spaceflight programs, four deep space missions, three cubesats, and has been awarded two patents. During his time in industry, he designed the charge controller for NASA's successful InSight mission to Mars. Jerome received his BSEE from the University of Houston in 2007 and a Certificate in Embedded Systems Engineering from the University of Colorado in 2020. Jerome volunteers a portion of his time mentoring students at the University of Colorado – Boulder, the University of South Alabama, and Western Michigan. In his free time Jerome likes homebrewing, surfing, white water kayaking, retro video gaming, hiking, and camping.

Jamie Brandess
COO

Jamie spent nearly a decade helping small businesses get started and grow through her work at the Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC). She was integral in getting the statewide Colorado TechSource: Commercialization program started, which focused on assisting science and engineering firms to secure non-dilutive sources of funding. She encouraged Amplified Space to seek its first SBIR grant in 2020 (which was awarded!) and officially joined the team in late 2023. She was named “40 Under Forty” for the Boulder Valley in 2023 due to the mark she made on her community through her professional success and volunteer activities. She holds a B.A. in International Political Economy from Colorado College. In her free time, she enjoys singing in the Denver Chorale, hiking, skiing, scuba diving, and playing board games.

Simon Kim
Business Development

Simon is an experienced business development manager, advisor, and entrepreneur. His efforts have fostered over 60 deep-tech ventures from their early stages to successful funding, boosting their market penetration and social impact. Leveraging his experience as a two-time venture founder and venture manager of a world-class Spacetech venture mentorship program - Creative Destruction Lab, Simon is now set to redesign the spacecraft manufacturing landscape with AmplifiedSpace. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science from McGill University. In his free time, Simon enjoys home renovation, learning new languages, vintage shopping, hiking, cooking, and exploring new destinations.

Engineers

Bennett Fragomeni
Software Engineer

Bennett graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder's college of Engineering in 2019. While at the university he worked in the LAIR research lab building control software for the AVID project. Ever since he has been the software engineer at Amplified Space. In his free time he likes to go outside and ski in the winter and offroad in the summer. He also likes to cook, and of course Code!