Richard A. Baldridge
Richard Baldridge is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Viasat, Inc. He has been a director of Viasat since 2016. Mr. Baldridge joined Viasat in April 1999, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, added the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2000, was appointed President in 2003 and then named President & Chief Executive Officer in November 2020. In addition, Mr. Baldridge serves as a director of Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO), a provider of engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace and defense industries, and EvoNexus, a San Diego based non-profit technology incubator. Prior to joining Viasat, Mr. Baldridge served as Vice President and General Manager of Raytheon Corporation’s Training Systems Division from January 1998 to April 1999. From June 1994 to December 1997, Mr. Baldridge served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Hughes Information Systems and Hughes Training Inc., prior to their acquisition by Raytheon in 1997. Mr. Baldridge’s other experience includes various senior financial and general management roles with General Dynamics Corporation. Mr. Baldridge holds a B.S.B.A. degree in Information Systems from New Mexico State University.