Michael B. Targoff
Chief Executive Officer, President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Loral Space & Communications Inc.
New York, NY
Michael B. Targoff is chief executive officer and president of Loral Space & Communications Inc., headquartered in New York City. He is also vice chairman of Loral's Board of Directors and serves on the board's Executive Committee.
Mr. Targoff was named chief executive officer in 2006 and became president in January 2008. He originally joined Loral in 1981 and served as senior vice president and general counsel until January 1996, when he was elected president and chief operating officer of the newly formed Loral Space & Communications. He founded Michael B. Targoff & Co. in 1998 and served as principal until February 2006. The firm invested in telecommunications and related industry early stage companies.
Mr. Targoff is chairman of the board of CPI International, Inc, a director of ViaSat, Inc., and a director of Leap Wireless International, Inc. He is chairman of the audit committee of LEAP and a member of the audit committee of CPI International. Mr. Targoff is also chairman of the board of directors of three small private telecom companies. Prior to joining Loral in 1981, Mr. Targoff was a partner in the New York City law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
Mr. Targoff attended Brown University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1966 and he earned a doctor of jurisprudence degree degree from the Columbia University School of Law in 1969. He was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and editor of the Columbia Journal of Law & Social Problems.
Mr. Targoff joined the CRI Board of Trustees in April 2010.