Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), a Bethesda, Maryland-based global security and aerospace company, has appointed J. Christopher Moran as executive director and general manager of Lockheed Martin Ventures.
In this role, Moran will oversee all facets of the Corporation’s venture capital fund including strategy creation, pipeline development and management, transaction execution and investment tracking and reporting.
Moran has a strong background in engineering and technology having spent the last 35 years in Silicon Valley working in senior executive roles at Applied Materials including eight years as general manager of Applied Ventures, and in earlier roles at Atari and Hughes Aircraft.
Lockheed Martin Ventures is to make strategic investments in privately-held companies developing technology innovations that could drive growth in existing, adjacent and new markets for Lockheed Martin. The corporate vc arm’s involvement with companies may include taking a leadership role, through board or observer seats, providing access to Lockheed Martin’s engineering staff, technologies and research, or facilitating access to its global business relationships and supply chain.