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Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg

Senior Director
Azure Mission Engineering Expansion Team

 Florent (Flo) Groberg is a Vice President at AE Industrial within the firm’s Portfolio Strategy and Optimization Group. Before joining AE Industrial, He previously led multidisciplinary teams at Microsoft, Boeing, LinkedIn, and the Department of Defense, where he served as a special advisor for strategic defense projects and provided expertise to defense policymakers and military planners. 

In his current role at AEI, Flo will assist in maximizing the value of all AEI portfolio companies. As leader within the AEI PSO Group, Flo will serve as a resource to each company to help strengthen their strategic planning processes, leverage the firm’s industry relationships to accelerate growth, improve quality and productivity, and foster a strong culture of safety, performance, learning, and people development. He leverages his robust experiences in streamlining management systems and operating rhythms to not only maximize efficiency and productivity but inspire a healthy workplace culture of innovation and experimentation. 

Prior to joining Microsoft, Groberg was a deputy vice president at Boeing, where he led business operations for all of Boeing’s commercial airplanes and services sales in the region. In that capacity, he facilitated internal partnerships to maximize the use of digital and analytic tools to reinforce positive behaviors and inspire cultural change across the organization. 

Groberg also has extensive experience as a spokesperson for both corporations and social impact organizations. Prior to his leadership role at Boeing, he was the official spokesperson for LinkedIn and was responsible for the promotion of the development and promotion of the organization’s veterans program. The tailored job search tool for transitioning veterans has helped over 4 million veterans on their journey in the civilian workforce. 

Whether it is briefing board members, government officials, or members of the public, Groberg’s dedication to excellence and public service was forged during his military service. In 2008, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. After completing officer training and both U.S. Army Airborne and U.S. Army Ranger Schools, he rose to the rank of captain. Groberg is a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the United States’ highest military honor, for his extraordinary gallantry, intrepidity and heroism while serving in combat operations in Afghanistan in 2012. 

Groberg currently serves as a commissioner to the American Battle Monuments Commission and holds a master’s degree in management from the University of Maryland University College in College Park, MD. 

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