Dylan Taylor – Chairman & CEO of Voyager Space Holdings
Denver-based Dylan Taylor serves as chairman and CEO of the privately owned, multinational space exploration firm Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. The company works to increase vertical integration within the industry and to support mission-critical projects for the benefit of humanity. Dylan Taylor has additionally gained an international reputation as an innovator, writer, thinker, futurist, angel investor, and philanthropist, with most of his work focused on the space industry.
Mr. Taylor earned his undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Arizona’s honors program. He went on to complete his MBA in finance and strategy at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Mr. Taylor spent his early career in the real estate and electronics sectors, working for SAIA Burgess and Jones Lang LaSalle. He later joined the Canada-based, global real estate and investment firm Colliers International, where he served as CEO and president for the Americas before becoming global president in 2015.
However, it has been Dylan Taylor’s leadership in the commercial space industry that has brought him the greatest acclaim. He became the first-ever private individual to have an object he helped design manufactured in space. The 3-D printer-generated copy of his gravity meter made by the crew of the International Space Station in 2017 now resides in Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest and most prestigious such collections in the world.
Mr. Taylor is also a leader in philanthropy within the space industry. In 2017, he established the nonprofit organization Space for Humanity. One of its key goals is to open opportunities for citizen-astronauts in the exploration of low-earth orbit regions, as well as deep space. In addition, Mr. Taylor is a co-founding patron of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, creator of the popular space philosophy website 2211.world, and founder of the Ad Astra Dinners, a Jeffersonian-style forum that brings together global influencers to discuss the future of humanity in space.