Doug Abts


Senior Vice President Strategic Planning and Corporate Development

Doug Abts serves as Senior Vice President Strategic Planning and Corporate Development at Viasat, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for implementing the Company’s strategic vision through business performance planning, competitive environment review and prioritization of financial/non-financial resources around strategic investment opportunities.


Doug joined Viasat in September 2015. Previously, he led Viasat’s Global Mobility business line through a period of tremendous growth, served as Vice President, Strategic Development for Broadband Services and has managed multiple M&A transactions.


Doug has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of general management, finance, business development, operations, M&A, and strategic planning. From 2010 to 2015, he served on the management team of Bridgepoint Education as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development. From 2003 to 2010, he operated in key management and business development roles at Science Applications International Corporation, as the company transitioned from employee ownership to being listed on the New York Stock Exchange.


Doug also served with distinction as an Operations Officer and Platoon Commander in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams from 1995 to 2001. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics and Communication from Stanford University.



Doug Abts