The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico
Noel Zamot is the Revitalization Coordinator for the Federal Oversight and Management Board (FOMB) for Puerto Rico. He is responsible for accelerating the island’s economic recovery by bringing private capital to address infrastructure challenges, in order to create jobs and set the conditions for sustainable growth.
Prior to his appointment to the FOMB, Mr. Zamot was an executive in the aerospace industry and entrepreneur. He was the founding partner of Corvus Analytics LLC, a consulting firm helping businesses manage cyber risk and design cyber resilient products. Corvus led teams that created an innovation accelerator for unmanned systems on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, developed and taught methods to evaluate military systems against cyber threats for the US Air Force, and supported several industry efforts in autonomy and robotics. As an executive in the aerospace industry he managed profit/loss operations valued at $230M for a major defense contractor, providing complex technical solutions to customers in the Federal Government. He has developed and implemented strategies for revenue growth and market segmentation, crafted a strategic roadmap for firm-wide contract transition, and led his teams to win back-to-back business performance awards. He has led consulting engagements for federal and state agencies, aerospace firms, nonprofits and NGOs.
Before entering private industry, Mr. Zamot served as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He finished his active duty career as commander of the USAF’s elite Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California. In that role he crafted the service’s initial framework for testing military systems in contested cyberspace, and developed the first formal curriculum to train military drone test pilots. During his career he has served as a Senior National Representative in NATO, led a team to win a $1M prize for installation-wide energy savings, led teams responding to cybersecurity attacks and developed operational concepts for counter-space and stealth operations. He managed funding and execution of construction projects for economic recovery efforts, leading his teams to Air Force-wide recognition. He has logged over 1900 flight hours in over 30 different types of aircraft, including over 100 hours of combat.
Mr. Zamot earned Aerospace Engineering degrees from MIT and the University of Michigan, and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He has also earned a Professional Management degree from ESAN in Lima, Peru, and a Master of Arts in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He has been on the Board of Directors of the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA), a member of the Society of Flight Test Engineers and the Association of Old Crows, a sailplane pilot and an avid triathlete. He has spoken frequently to business and technology groups on the policy challenges of securing complex systems against cyber threats.