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Mike Lynch

Chief People & Culture Officer

Mike is the Chief People and Culture Officer at Rocket Lab, with extensive experience spanning across the aerospace sector, consumer electronics, biotech, and the US federal government. Prior to joining Rocket Lab, Mike was the Chief Revenue Officer at WaveOptics, a Snap company, and previously held positions including: the Chief People and Operations Officer at DAQRI, the Deputy Chief of Staff in the United States Congress, and several key leadership positions at SpaceX. Mike has also held senior leadership roles across various departments including sales, marketing, human resources, government affairs, and corporate operations during his time at Eli Lilly.


At Rocket Lab, Mike oversees all people and growth related functions globally as the company scales both in headcount and across multiple product lines and technical disciplines. Mike has a Bachelors degree from Wabash College in political science, graduate degrees from the London School of Economics in Public Policy and Economics, an MBA from Indiana University, along with a Masters in Global Management from the Thunderbird School at Arizona State University.

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  • Chief People & Culture Officer

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