Beckett Jackson

Beckett Jackson
DIRECTOR

Mr. Jackson is a Director at AE Industrial and a member of AEI HorizonX, the venture capital platform formed between AE Industrial and The Boeing Company. Mr. Jackson currently serves on the boards of AEI HorizonX portfolio companies: Accion Systems, BridgeComm, EP Systems, Immfly, and Skylo Technologies. Prior to joining AE Industrial in 2021, Mr. Jackson was an Investing Director at Boeing HorizonX Ventures, working with early-stage companies focused on the future of mobility and space, having led investments in Virgin Galactic (NYSE: SPCE), EP Systems and Immfly. He also helped establish Boeing’s global accelerator program, working with industry and government partners to create a platform to support entrepreneurs building businesses around customer needs. Mr. Jackson was recognized by the Global Corporate Venturing Institute in 2020 as a Rising Star. Prior to Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Mr. Jackson spent two years based in Australia leading product strategy and business development for Phantom Works, Boeing’s advanced prototyping division. Mr. Jackson worked alongside customers to define requirements and secure funding for the Airpower Teaming System, Boeing’s first aircraft designed and developed outside of the United States. Previously, Jackson was a senior strategist at Boeing corporate and business unit groups, leading initiatives across M&A, technology and innovation strategy, and investment planning. Previous roles include consulting analyst at IHS Markit, where he specialized in defense market analysis, competitive strategy and dual-use technology assessments, career supporting, and Foreign Military Sales to allied countries at the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command. Mr. Jackson holds an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University and a BA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University. He completed part of an MBA at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business prior to accepting his ex-pat assignment in Australia.