He led the space agency between 2005 and 2009 and has also served as president and chief operating officer of In-Q-Tel, the U.S. intelligence community’s venture capital arm.
He also held several positions at Orbital Sciences Corp., including CEO of the magellan systems division and general manager of the space systems group.
Griffin brings four decades of experience in technical areas within the space and national security sectors, said Jeff Siegal, a director of Schafer and managing director of Metalmark Capital.
His ten years of experience at NASA also includes service as chief engineer and associate administrator for exploration.
Before his tenure as NASA administrator, he led the space department at Johns Hopkins University’s applied physics laboratory in Laurel, Md.