Brian Schettler is the senior managing director of Boeing HorizonX

Ventures, the company’s venture capital team that identifies and pursues

opportunities to make strategic investments in early-stage startups focused on

aerospace and industrial innovations. Boeing HorizonX explores opportunities

through strategy and experimentation with business models for emerging

aerospace applications.

Schettler has nearly two decades of experience in corporate and business

strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business development, and product portfolio

management at aerospace, technology and defense companies.

While at Boeing, he has led mergers and acquisitions, business strategy, and

partnership development in Silicon Valley and beyond. In a previous strategy role, he

partnered with Boeing Research & Technology to build development strategies for new

technologies and products, as well as product and market strategies for new platforms

and concepts.

Prior to Boeing, Schettler was vice president of corporate strategy at Cobham

plc, a global technology company headquartered in the United Kingdom, where he led

the evaluation and prioritization of private venture investment across product lines. He

previously worked at ATK and Northrop Grumman, where he was responsible for

portfolio development and management of investment strategy.

Schettler has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from

Northwestern University and a master’s degree in business administration from the

University of Maryland. He has completed executive education courses at

Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and has certifications from the

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.