Shandra Alver

Shandra Alver leads LightRidge Solutions human resources, responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership for all aspects of the human resources (HR) function. With over 25 years of experience in all aspects of HR management, she establishes a vision and direction for the full complement of core human capital programs, policies, and services. This includes […]

Skip Williams

Dr. Skip Williams is LightRidge Solution’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the definition and implementation of the company’s long-term technology strategy.  He was previously Director of Business Development and Technical Fellow at L3Harris Technologies, where he drove technical innovation and spearheaded new business.  Prior to his tenure at L3Harris, Williams was the Chief Executive Officer […]

Jim Congdon

Jim Congdon is LightRidge Solutions’ Chief Software Engineer, overseeing its software factory and autonomous mission solutions roadmap focused on national security space. He has over two decades of defense industry experience in remote sensing operations, software development, and engineering. Prior to joining LightRidge, Congdon delivered command-and-control solutions and sensor data processing, exploitation, and dissemination chains […]

Rich Gray

Rich Gray is the President and General Manager of LightRidge Solutions’ GEOST operating unit, responsible for directing and overseeing the execution and growth of the business.  Gray joined GEOST in December 2022 from General Dynamics Mission Systems.  Over a 26-year career at GD, he held roles ranging from engineering functional and project leadership through program […]

Adam Marks

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 […]

Jason Sanders

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.

Joshua Hartman

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 […]

Bill Gattle

Bill Gattle is the Chief Executive Officer of LightRidge Solutions, a private equity aerospace and defense company that specializes in high performance space and air collectors and sensors as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning. He brings 35 years of experience in the space, airborne, and intelligence markets, driving innovation and change to help […]