Harvin Moore is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Space Services Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
Harvin's first joined the aerospace industry in 1982, after graduation from high school, he spent the summer on the launch site of the world's first privately built rocket to reach outer space, the Conestoga 1. He continued to work for Space Services through his college years rejoining the company in 2003 in his current position.
In 1986 Harvin graduated from Northwestern University, then worked for 5 years as a National Bank Examiner with the U.S. Treasury Department in New York, Washington DC and London. He earned an MBA in Finance from NYU in 1991, and as part of his degree program, also studied at London Business School in 1990. In 1991, Harvin returned to Houston as a merchant banker.
He founded Frontera Furniture Company in 1992 and, in the early years of the Internet, created the first online gallery of premium brand name outdoor furniture. Frontera was named to the Houston 100 fastest growing private companies four times. For his work in building Frontera,
Harvin was awarded the distinction of runner-up for Ernst & Young's Year 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year award. Harvin returned to the aerospace industry in 2003 and is currently Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Space Services Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Harvin is very pleased to again be working in the industry that first engaged him as a young college student.
Harvin also serves on the Board of Space Center Houston, a not-for-profit organization that operates the Visitors Center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Ever since he graduated from college, Harvin has been involved in public education, beginning with tutoring at the East Harlem Tutorial Program in Manhattan. When he returned to Houston in 1991, he tutored in Houston public schools and became involved in several other education-related non profit organizations, including Teach for America. In 1997 he joined the founding board of a charter school called the KIPP Academy and over the next six years served as Treasurer and Vice Chairman. In November 2003, the voters of Houston elected Harvin to the Board of Education of the Houston Independent School District, and he was re-elected in 2005, 2009 and 2013 and served as President in 2008-2009.