Jeff has worked in the aerospace industry for over 35 years. Before joining Velos, Jeff served as Vice President of Government Affairs for Virgin Orbit National Systems. In this role he led the company’s engagement with the national security community in providing rapid, responsive space launch capabilities to its customers.
Jeff previously worked as a senior executive for The Boeing Company. He served as Vice President of Space, Intelligence and Missile Defense for Government Operations. In this position he led Government Operations activities in the areas of satellite and space systems, intelligence, integrated missile defense and cyber-information systems.
Prior to that, Jeff was Vice President of Business Development for Boeing Network and Space Systems and Vice President of Business Development for Space and Intelligence Systems. He was responsible for all new business campaigns involving civil, commercial and national security space systems, missile defense and intelligence customers. He supervised 150 employees and a multi-hundred million dollar new business/R&D budget. Earlier in his career he served in various Boeing roles involving program management, subcontract management and strategic planning.
Jeff has been active in external leadership and volunteering in the aerospace community. He served as Chair of the Satellite Industry Association, Chair of the Aerospace Industries Association Space Council, Chair of the Washington Executive Space Council, Chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-National Capital Section, Chair of the Military Communications Conference Board, and President of the National Space Club. He has also served on the Boards of the Washington Space Business Roundtable, the Space Transportation Association and the Space Division of the National Defense Industrial Association. Jeff is a member of the Brown University School of Engineering Corporate Advisory Board and an Adjunct Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analysis-Science and Technology Policy Institute.
Jeff has a law degree from Georgetown University and a BA in biochemistry from Brown University. He is generally regarded as a very poor hockey player, yet this does not seem to deter him.