Rick Ambrose

Senior Advisor, Aerospace & Defense


Rick Ambrose joined SDR Ventures in 2022 as a Senior Director serving the Aerospace & Defense industry. Prior to SDR, Rick served as Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Space and an officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation.


With over four decades of experience in the aerospace & defense industry, Ambrose has led a significant number of businesses in support of military, commercial and national security missions. Previously, he was President of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions-National business, responsible for leading a 6,500-person organization serving the U.S. intelligence community and international partners. Ambrose also served as Vice President and General Manager of the Surveillance and Navigation Systems line of business within Space and prior to that, he led Mission Systems and Sensors Tactical Systems as Vice President and General Manager. He began his career with Lockheed Martin as Vice President of Ground Systems and Regional Executive of the Rocky Mountain region for the company’s Management and Data Systems and Astronautics Operations. Before joining Lockheed Martin in 2000, Ambrose was Vice President of Space Systems for Raytheon’s Command, Control and Communications business segment and formerly served as President and General Manager for Space Systems, Hughes Information Technology Systems.


Rick has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from the DeVry Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver and completed the Wharton Executive Development Program.