Reggie Brothers, PhD

Trustee since 2017

Dr. Reginald “Reggie” Brothers joined the Riverside Research Board of Trustees in June 2017. He is an exceptional organizational leader and strategist with over 30 years of demonstrated success across the science and technology ecosystem of academia, industry, laboratories, and the Department of Defense (DOD).

Reggie Brothers, PhD - Trustee since 2017

Dr. Reginald Brothers is an Operating Partner at AE Industrial, bringing over 25 years of experience in the defense, government services and technology industries. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of AE Industrial portfolio companies: American Pacific Corporation and Redwire. Prior to joining AE, Dr. Brothers served as the CEO of BigBear.ai, in which brings together leading-edge data management, analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud technologies, and cybersecurity and computer network operations to deliver advanced decision support solutions to government and business leaders. He also held successive executive roles as the CTO of Peraton and a Principle with The Chertoff Group. 

Prior to that, he served as Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he was responsible for a science and technology portfolio that included basic and applied research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation with the purpose of helping DHS operational elements and the nation’s first responders achieve their mission objectives.

From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Brothers served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research at the Department of Defense. In this position, he was responsible for policy and oversight of the department’s science and technology programs and laboratories. He has also held senior roles at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), BAE Systems, Draper Laboratory, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. 

Dr. Brothers has been awarded five patents and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. Dr. Brothers is a member of the Department of the Air Force Science Advisory Board, a Distinguished Fellow of the Georgetown University Center for Security and Emerging Technology, a member of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Advisory Board, and a member of the MIT Visiting Committee for Sponsored Research.