Jason Sanders is Chief Financial Officer at LightRidge Solutions, with two decades of financial experience in the aerospace, defense and manufacturing industries. Previously, Sanders was Senior Vice President for Finance at Advanced Integration Technology and Finance Director and Controller at L-3 Mustang Technology.
LightRidge Solutions, a portfolio company of ATL Partners and a leading provider of space and
defense mission solutions for the U.S. national security community, today announced it has
acquired Trident Systems, a premier provider of high-performance space electronics and C4ISR
LightRidge Solutions, a private equity portfolio, is building space-based assets that offer
protection against on-orbit attacks, sensors that can detect the contrails of stealth aircraft, and
other ground- and space-based assets.
LightRidge Solutions Chief Strategy and Growth Officer Joshua Hartman argues that a 2026
timeline set by U.S. Space leaders for rapidly fielding space domain awareness tools and
capabilities can be achieved if the government looks to lower cost yet highly capable space-
based solutions that are available today.
ATL Partners announced the formation of LightRidge Solutions, a portfolio company focused on
the development, design and production of small, affordable, high-performance space and
airborne sensors and payloads for vital national security needs. LightRidge is comprised of
GEOST, a leading provider of high-end space payloads acquired in 2021 and Ophir Corporation,
which develops and manufactures advanced airborne laser radar sensors and was acquired in
ATL Partners announced it has formed a new holding company called LightRidge Solutions to
oversee a portfolio of space and airborne sensors businesses. Lightridge will absorb space
sensor provider GEOST, acquired in 2021, and Ophir Corporation, a company that develops
laser radar technology and acquired in 2022.
The private equity firm behind satellite-sensor maker GEOST has created LightRidge, a company
focused on “the development, design and production of small, affordable, high-performance
space and airborne sensors and payloads for vital national security needs.” LightRidge is made
up of Geost and Ophir, which makes airborne laser radar sensors.
Adam Marks is SVP for Corporate Development at LightRidge, leading all corporate development and strategic investment initiatives for the company. He has two decades of executive experience working at Maxar, Thales, and Booz Allen Hamilton, focusing on strategic growth initiatives primarily across the space, defense, and aviation industries. He has advised both strategic companies and […]
Troy Epp is the President of Ophir Corporation, responsible for the company’s overall leadership, performance, and business strategy. He has over 27 years of experience in the defense and aviation industry spanning leadership, business operations, financial management, production, maintenance, business pursuits, strategy, tactical planning, and continuous improvement with a history of success in aligning people, […]
Joshua Hartman is Chief Strategy and Growth Officer at LightRidge Solutions, leading their strategy and business development, and responsible for ensuring successful corporate growth. Hartman is a champion of disrupting the space and intelligence communities by discovering novel technical and operational concepts as well as commercial approaches that solve national security problems. Prior to joining […]