Viasat’s satellite systems is a global communications company with a market cap of $4.12B based in Carlsbad, California. In our interview, CEO Richard Baldridge views his role more as a chief enabling officer versus chief visionary officer.
Viasat’s prized commodity is not its multi-billion dollar satellite communications assets and ground infrastructure but the priceless quality of the lives of more than 6,000 employees—over 2,500 that work from the Carlsbad campus—who Rick seems to have a profound understanding of his role to serve, lead and inspire to their highest possible frequency. It is also Rick's decades old and ongoing intergalactic achiever's mindset to evolve his own understanding, consciousness and compassion.
Viasat is a provider of high-speed satellite broadband services and secure networking systems covering military and commercial markets. Viasat believes everything and everyone in the world can be connected. But what is the spirit ennobling that global communication ?The Viasat opportunity is the 3.6 billion people (47% of earth’s population according to the GSMA) who do not have internet services in urban and the most remote areas of the world.
"We often do things that other people don't think we should. But we doubled down in that space and made real progress over that period. We are ready now that people are travelling again. We are well positioned to help people travel and stay connected." - Rick Baldridge, CEO, Viasat Satellites
Guest: Rick Baldridge
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Getting Deals Done is a show about doing business, changing power, changing systems and making the world a better place one deal at a time. Host, veteran banker and entrepreneur Patrick A. Howell, speaks with leading and successful innovators, mavericks and captains of industry about making big things happen in the world.