Mr. Harper is a Vice President at AE Industrial and is primarily focused on deal origination and execution, post-closing integration activities, and portfolio strategy. Mr. Harper currently sits on the board of CDI Engineering Services, an AE Industrial portfolio company. Prior to joining AE Industrial in 2018, Mr. Harper was an Engagement Manager at Booz & Co., leading growth strategy, operational performance improvement, and other projects for aerospace and defense clients. He previously worked for the U.S. Department of State, serving as Special Assistant to the Senior Civilian Representative for Regional Command-East in Afghanistan, and held multiple positions at the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Harper received a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.