Ted Colbert is executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief
executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, which provides solutions for defense, government, space, intelligence, and security customers worldwide. Beyond the United States, the Defense, Space & Security department has prominent operations in Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. Colbert is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council.
Previously, Colbert was president and chief executive officer of Global Services with
responsibility for leading Boeing’s aerospace services development and delivery model for
commercial, government and aviation industry customers worldwide, focused on global supply chain and parts distribution, aircraft modifications and maintenance, digital solutions, aftermarket engineering, analytics and training.
Prior to that role, Colbert was chief information officer and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics. In this role, he led all aspects of information technology, information security, data and analytics. He also supported the growth of Boeing’s business through IT- and analytics-related revenue-generating programs.
Before his role as CIO, he led the Information Technology Infrastructure organization and was responsible for developing and maintaining network, computing, server, storage, collaboration and infrastructure solutions across the enterprise. Before that, he led the IT Business Systems organization, where he managed the computing application systems that support Boeing Finance, Human Resources, Corporate and Commercial Capital business units as well as the company’s internal systems.
Before joining Boeing in 2009, Colbert was senior vice president of Enterprise Architecture at Citigroup. Prior to that, he spent 11 years in Ford Motor Company’s Information Technology organization, where he held roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of program management, infrastructure engineering and operations, application development, portfolio management and process reengineering. Colbert completed the Dual Degree Engineering Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse College with bachelor degrees in industrial and systems engineering and interdisciplinary science.