Vice President, Strategy
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Rik Geiersbach is vice president of Strategy for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). He is responsible for the creation and alignment of the business unit’s strategy across the Boeing enterprise. He oversees the investment strategy, competitive positioning, M&A, and technology roadmap across BDS.
Geiersbach joined Boeing as vice president of Corporate Strategy in 2008. In that role, he was responsible for helping drive the company’s growth and nurture new businesses. In collaboration with both the commercial and defense business units, Geiersbach worked to develop competitive strategies and key growth initiatives while overseeing the Corporate Strategy office.
Geiersbach’s career before Boeing includes leadership positions in both corporate aerospace and management consulting. Previously, he served as corporate director of Strategic Alliances at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Before that, he worked at Bain & Company and Deloitte Consulting as a senior manager, specializing in strategy for the aerospace and defense, information technology and diversified manufacturing industries.
Geiersbach began his professional career serving as a case officer in the Directorate of Operations with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Geiersbach serves on the Board of Directors for United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin. He previously served as president of the board of directors for the Jazz Institute of Chicago. He is a director with the Western Golf Association Evans Scholar Foundation. He is also a member of Chicago’s 606 Leadership Council for the Trust for Public Land.
Geiersbach earned a Bachelor of Arts in history, cum laude, from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.