Edward M. Swallow is senior vice president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer/treasurer of The Aerospace Corporation. He is responsible for providing leadership for Aerospace’s financial and business processes, including accounting, finance, corporate planning, contract administration, procurement, treasury, and risk management.
Previously, Swallow was senior vice president of Civil Systems Group (CSG) at Aerospace, which operates in the national security interests of the United States and its allies to broaden the company’s business and technology base. Key customers include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and a wide number of other civil, commercial, and international organizations, including allied space agencies and ministries of defense. In his role, Swallow was responsible for contracts valued at over $100 million annually. In addition to his responsibilities in CSG, Swallow also served as corporate director of government relations.
Prior to joining Aerospace, Swallow was vice president, Business Development for the Federal and Defense Technologies Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. He was responsible for developing win strategies for the division’s captures and for all activities associated with the identification, qualification, shaping, and pursuit of new business opportunities with both current and prospective customers.
Previously, Swallow worked for Steven Myers and Associates, Space Applications Corporation, Logicon Corporation, and most recently served as the president and CEO of Pegasus Strategic Advisors, LLC. Swallow is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve officer who served in a variety of leadership positions, including space systems acquisition and operations.
Swallow has earned two bachelor’s degrees: one in physics and astronomy from the State University of New York–Oneonta, and a second in electrical engineering from Syracuse University. He has a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of the Air Force Squadron Officer’s School and Air Command and Staff College, and the Defense Acquisition University’s Systems Acquisition Management for Flag Officers course. He has also completed certificate programs at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Virginia’s Darden School; and the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business.