Vice President
Florent Groberg
Team | Operating Partners & Advisors

Captain Groberg is a Vice President at AE Industrial within the firm’s Portfolio Strategy and Optimization Group. Before joining AE Industrial in 2023, Captain Groberg led Microsoft’s Azure Global Mission Expansion Team. He was responsible for collaborating with governments worldwide to identify and develop critical mission applications and systems. These efforts were aimed at enabling new cloud scenarios, driving requirements for solution accelerators, and forming new cloud alliances and partnerships on Azure. His expertise was instrumental in leveraging Azure’s Secure Cloud platform across various domains, including AI/ML, modeling, simulation, secure communications, data analytics, cybersecurity, and space technologies. From 2016 to 2020, Captain Groberg held key positions at Boeing, initially serving as Chief of Staff for the CEO of Boeing Commercial, then as Deputy Vice President where he was responsible for overseeing commercial airplanes and services sales in the Russia and Central Asia regions. Between 2016 and 2017, he also served as the official spokesperson for LinkedIn, playing a pivotal role in promoting their veterans program. Prior to that role, Captain Groberg was an Operations Officer for Defense Intelligence, offering strategic advice and expertise to defense policymakers and military planners focusing on Africa, Asia, and the Middle East regions. Whether it is briefing board members, government officials, or members of the public, Captain Groberg’s dedication to excellence and public service was forged during his military service. In 2008, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. After completing officer training and both U.S. Army Airborne and U.S. Army Ranger Schools, he rose to the rank of captain. Captain Groberg is a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the United States’ highest military honor, for his extraordinary gallantry, intrepidity and heroism while serving in combat operations in Afghanistan in 2012. He currently serves on the American Battle Monuments Commission, an appointment by the President of the United States.

  • University of Maryland, BA
  • University of Maryland Global Campus, MS in Management with a Specialization in Intelligence Policy
Prior Experience
  • Microsoft
  • The Boeing Company
  • LinkedIn
  • Department of Defense
  • United States Army