David Ray

Executive Vice President, Space and Intelligence Business Group


David Ray is Executive Vice President, Space and Intelligence Business Group at SAIC, a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation’s technology transformation, with annual revenues of $6.9 billion and approximately 24,000 employees.
SAIC provides engineering, digital, artificial-intelligence and mission solutions across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets. Ray is responsible for leading the strategy, business development, and solutions and services execution and delivery of the Space and Intelligence Business Group. The group brings a wide range of solutions and services to customers spanning intelligence, defense and federal civilian agencies. 

Ray joined SAIC in 2021 with a wealth of experience in managing and growing large technology businesses that serve government customers around the world. 

Prior to his current position at SAIC, Ray served as president of the $900 million government and defense business of thermal imaging systems maker FLIR Systems Inc., leading strategy, research and development, operations, business development, and marketing. 

Ray held several leadership roles in general management and business development at Raytheon Co. from 2002 to 2017. He last served as vice president of global business development and strategy for the company's $6 billion intelligence, information, and services segment that supported intelligence, Department of Defense, federal civilian agencies and international customers.

Ray also served in many leadership positions of increasing authority for Raytheon Missile Systems and Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems during his 16-year tenure with the company. Prior to this, he began his career as a senior management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. 

Ray received a Bachelor of Science in business management from the U.S. Air Force Academy and served five years in the Air Force at Joint Base Andrews and the Pentagon, where he led teams responsible for communications-related projects designed to support senior members of the government and military. 

Ray earned his Master of Science in systems management and strategy from Central Michigan University.