Lars Hoffman

Rocket Lab
Senior Vice President, Global Launch Services
Space Warfighting Industry Forum

Lars Hoffman is a Senior Vice President at Rocket Lab, responsible for global business and government affairs. With more than 30 years of experience in national security and aerospace, Lars has deep knowledge of the global space industry and markets, and U.S. Government space requirements.

Prior to joining Rocket Lab in January 2019, Lars was Senior Director of Government Sales at SpaceX, where he was responsible for National Security Space business development and sales.

Before joining SpaceX in July 2014, Lars completed a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, as a U-2 reconnaissance pilot, test pilot, and in senior leadership roles at the Pentagon.

Lars holds advanced engineering degrees from the United States Air Force Academy, U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, and U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. Lars also holds national security degrees from MIT, Air University, and National Defense University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from UCLA.