John Adams 

Portfolio Integration Lead


John is the Portfolio Integration Lead for Lockheed Martin Ventures. John leads efforts to transition portfolio company technologies into Lockheed business and fosters collaboration between our portfolio, Lockheed Martin, and the defense industry. John acts as a program manager for our venture research and development programs. He also assists in investment deals in climate tech and corporate operations.

Prior to joining LMV, John supported LM Space’s Special Programs Line of Business as the Business Development lead for ground and edge processing and exploitation, AI/ML, data fusion, and novel phenomenologies. Prior to rejoining LM, John worked for Leidos (legacy LM IS&GS), most recently as a BD & Capture Manager in the maritime domain, covering maritime autonomy, ISR, ASW, and UUV/USV architectures, and has won new programs as large as $75M from customers including DARPA, ONR, NORAD, NGA, and DISA. Before becoming a BD professional, John worked in Air Traffic Control and began his career at the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) command center in Washington, D.C.

John earned a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, as well as a private pilot certificate, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL, and will complete his MBA from UC Berkeley Haas in 2024. A Northern Virginia native, John now resides in the Bay Area and enjoys reading, marathons, motorsports, and supporting DC-area sports teams.