Senior Investment Associate
John Richmond is a Senior Associate with Lockheed Martin Ventures, the Venture Capital arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mr. Richmond is responsible for identifying and investing in startup companies whose technologies fit within an array of investment landscapes and strategically align with Lockheed’s four business areas. Mr. Richmond has advised startup founders as an independent consultant helping them grow through financing, team building, technology maturation, and bringing products to market.
Mr. Richmond has over 12 years of experience as an active-duty Air Force officer, where he was an Astronautical Engineer and Program Manager for a wide range of DoD and IC space acquisition programs. He has managed large technical teams and supported senior joint and coalition leadership on the employment of combat weapon systems globally. Mr. Richmond continues to serve as an Air Force reserve officer.
John graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy as a distinguished graduate with a B.S. in Astronautical Engineering and a minor in Mandarin Chinese. He went on to complete an M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.