Jeff Ryder Vice President, Growth & Strategy GM Defense


Jeff Ryder is the VP Growth & Strategy at General Motors Defense.  He is responsible for developing and implementing the vision, strategy and plan to grow GM Defense in global defense and government markets.  Jeff has had a diversified background across aerospace, defense and technology as VP Mobile Robotics at Oceaneering, Chief Strategy Officer of Exelis, and Director Strategic Planning at BAE Systems.  He founded the innovation and strategy advisory firm Glacier Point, and was a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton and CSP Associates.  Jeff served with the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan, has a BA from Skidmore College, a MALD from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a MBA from Georgetown University.  He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two children