US drone manufacturer and autonomous flight specialist Skydio is looking to fill a gap in the American market as it expands its senior leadership team.
The company has made two new appointments: Devon DiPietro, director of marketing, and Jacqueline Sharma, vice president of people operations.
The company recently announced a $100 million (£80 million) series C funding round, with which it planned to fuel its rapid expansion.
“The drone industry has historically skewed heavily towards men – in both users and the employee and leadership base at drone companies,” said Adam Bry, Skydio CEO.
He continued: “In order for drones to reach a broader audience and become more mainstream, we need more diverse perspectives at the companies creating the products and technology.
“We are excited and fortunate to have Devon and Jacqueline on board at Skydio, as we see continued company growth and success. I look forward to the leadership and unique expertise they will bring to our team, and to the industry.”
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