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
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
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.