Rich Aves

Rich Aves

EVP, Space and Geospatial Solutions


Rich is the Executive Vice President and Market Lead for Parsons’ Space and Geospatial Solutions Market (S&GS). He leads a market of over 1000 staff delivering engineering, integration, and technology solutions to clients across the intelligence community, DoD, and commercial sectors. These solutions include Satellite Launch Integration, Space Situational Awareness, Information Security, Insider Threat, Space Crypto Engineering, Cloud Application Development, DevSecOps Engineering, Satellite Ground Station Capabilities, ISR Products, and Geospatial Capability Integration. Prior to this role, he served as Senior Vice President for Business Development for the S&GS market, leading captures for $300+million opportunities with a track record of success. Rich came to Parsons as part of the acquisition of OGSystems® in January 2019 where he served in multiple Partner roles, the last of which was as their Chief Growth Officer.

Prior to his role at OGSystems®, Rich worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as a management consultant and program manager. He provided strategic planning, technology integration, and organizational design/change management expertise to senior executive clients throughout the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Rich began his professional career as a Navy P-3C Naval Flight Officer flying anti-submarine warfare and ISR missions across Europe and the Caribbean. Rich also has a deep background in space systems, having served for 14 years (active and reserve) at the National Reconnaissance Office as a naval officer. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from George Mason University, and a Change Management Advanced Practitioner Certification from Georgetown University. He is originally from Miami, Fl. and currently resides in Clifton, VA. with his wife Maria and daughters Gabriela, a freshman at Penn State and Daniela, a high school sophomore.

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