Andrew Dearing

Board Member

Andy is currently the Interim President of Planet Federal, a subsidiary of Planet Labs. Planet Labs is the leader of satellite companies, with the largest fleet of satellites fulfilling its mission to image the entire Earth every day and make global change visible accessible and actionable. Andy leads the federal subsidiary, whose mission is to support and enable Planet’s US Government customer base. Planet Federal was established through Planet’s acquisition of Boundless Spatial, a geospatial software company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Andy served as the CEO of Boundless Spatial for over 3 years, where he led the startup’s explosive growth of open source geospatial software and services. Prior to serving as CEO, Prior to working at Boundless, Andy worked at Esri for 10 years, where he led the Midwest Professional Services delivery team.

Andy received his Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science and Aviation Management from Saint Louis University, and Master of Business Administration degree from Maryville University. Andy serves as a co-chair for the USGIF St. Louis Area Working Group (SLAWG) and is a member of the GeoSLU Advisory Board. He lives in the St. Louis area with his wife and four kids, where he enjoys hiking, fishing, and being a novice woodworker, when is he is not camping out with the Boy Scouts