Steve Nordlund leads two organizations that are shaping the future for Boeing and the aerospace industry. Boeing HorizonX explores opportunities through strategy and experimentation with business models for emerging aerospace applications, leveraging nontraditional partnerships and a venture fund that invests in early-stage startups focused on aerospace and industrial innovations. Boeing NeXt builds and incubates new mobility solutions and the next-generation ecosystem that will bring flight closer to home.
Since joining Boeing in 2009, Nordlund has held business development, business line and strategy leadership positions across the enterprise. Most recently, he was vice president of Strategy and, prior to that, vice president of Autonomous Systems for Boeing Defense, Space & Security.
Nordlund previously served as the director of Business Intelligence and New Business Opportunities for Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Business Development and Strategic Integration group. He has also led business development activities for multiple military aircraft programs.
His startup experience includes an early-stage role launching Insitu, Inc. and shaping the market for the ScanEagle and Integrator unmanned aerial systems. Prior to joining the aerospace and defense industry, Nordlund held sales and marketing positions at IBM and was the chief information officer for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Nordlund is chairman of the Board of Directors of SparkCognition, an artificial intelligence and machine learning technology leader based in Austin, Texas. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Whitfield, a private independent school in St. Louis, Missouri.
Nordlund has a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida. He is a licensed pilot and is involved in volunteer work related to non-profit educational organizations.