David Ryan


Senior Vice President and President, Space & Commercial Networks

Dave Ryan is Viasat, Inc.’s Senior Vice President and President, Space & Commercial Networks. He oversees a team of innovative engineers and business leaders responsible for delivering Viasat’s next-generation satellite systems, inclusive of the Company’s high-capacity satellite fleet, complementary ground infrastructure and terminal/customer premise equipment.


The innovations developed under Dave’s leadership address Viasat’s vertical integration strategy and ability to effectively cross-deploy technologies between commercial and government segments as well as across different geographic markets—providing a foundation to sustain and enhance Viasat’s leadership in advanced communications and networking technologies.


Dave joined Viasat in May 2016 as Vice President, Intelligence Programs and was appointed to his current position in 2018. Prior to Viasat, Dave held several executive leadership roles at Northrop Grumman Corporation, serving as Sector Vice President and General Manager of the Intelligence Systems Division. He also held key roles at The Boeing Company, including President of Boeing Satellite Systems International.


Dave currently serves as a Director of Space Micro Inc., a satellite electronics product company.


Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University.


David Ryan