As Vice President of Tyto Athene’s Air, Space and Strategic Defense business unit, Hector Pelayo leads Tyto Athene’s business portfolio of professional services and IT solutions to the United States Air Force, Space Force, and other defense organizations worldwide. He is responsible for profit and loss (P&L), overall program delivery success, and leading a team of dedicated professionals passionate about the mission they support.
Prior to joining Tyto Athene, Hector served as AT&T Executive Director- Client Executive, delivering professional services and IT solutions across the Air Force and other defense clients to include HQ US Space Force (USSF), Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), AF Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and others. Hector held various leadership positions across AT&T’s Public Sector, gaining knowledge and expertise to deliver critical technologies to include MPLS Networks, Managed Services, Cybersecurity, Edge Computing, Cloud, Internet-of-Things, Enterprise IT-aaS, and wireless communications (LTE & 5G).
Prior to joining AT&T, Hector served in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and US Army Special Operations Command’s, Special Missions Unit (SMU).
Hector is an Advisory Board Member at the University of California Irvine and a Board of Director’s member with the Air Force Association (AFA).
Hector completed Executive Education at the University of Southern California in addition to earning a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from Pepperdine University’s Executive Program.