Kevin Harkenrider

EVP, Chief Operating Officer at Viasat


Harkenrider oversees the operational structure and controls of the Company, while also being responsible for the alignment of Viasat's world-class innovation engine with operational priorities. He works closely with Viasat's executive leadership team to drive, extend and optimize Viasat's investments, market leadership position and operational focus.

Harkenrider joined Viasat in October 2006 and has held multiple senior leadership roles. He most recently served as Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Operations Officer, where he was responsible for Viasat's global supply chain and product delivery strategy; corporate quality and product integrity; and worldwide facilities. Prior he held the positions of President, Viasat Commercial Networks and President, Viasat Broadband Services. Before joining Viasat, Harkenrider served in management positions with Computer Sciences Corporation, BAE Systems, Mission Solutions and General Dynamics Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Union College and an MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh.


  • EVP, Chief Operating Officer

    November, 2021 - present

  • EVP, Global Operations & COO

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