David Garrood gained his BSc in Electronics Engineering and his career began with the British Marconi company. He worked on the design of the 3-axis stabilised Satellite Communications system, SCOT, still in use by the British Royal Navy.
He subsequently founded Advent Communications Ltd. who are credited as the originators of small portable terminals (fly-aways) creating the now ubiquitous Satellite News Gathering (SNG) industry. The company was awarded the global industry award, an engineering EMMY, as well as numerous industry awards for pioneering the use of small mobile earth terminals. As CEO, he was elected a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering and awarded its Silver Medal.
He subsequently founded Fatpipe Satcom Ltd, which was Intelsat’s first i-Direct VNO in Europe to provide ISP services via satellite to vehicles. He sold Fatpipe, subsequently joining Phasor in 2012 to pursue his career long engagement in mobile satellite communications.