Board of Directors
Paul G. Leslie
Paul Leslie brings to Dovel more than thirty years of leadership experience successfully building companies for substantial market value and growth. Leslie's extensive business operations insight and technical expertise into the challenges of federal government contracting has created a track record of aligning company offerings to meet those challenges. He has proven leadership experience and expertise in mergers and acquisitions, business maturity and development, operational excellence, strategic planning, and extensive public sector operations.
In 2010, Leslie founded Sydalco Consulting where he supported startup and small to mid-size companies, increasing their trajectory of business expansion while ensuring the use of good sound business processes. Leslie utilized a business/leadership maturity model that provides an evolutionary framework to understand leadership development relative to business growth and maturity.
From 2007 through 2009, Leslie was the president of Apptis, a private equity owned technology and services company. Leslie was hired to improve organizational performance and business development expansion in preparation for a sales transaction. The company ultimately was acquired by URS Corporation in 2011. Before joining Apptis, he co-founded and served as president and CEO of Apogen Technologies, a private equity-backed federal sector IT services and technology company with a focus on homeland security and defense.
From 2003 to 2007, Leslie led Apogen's accelerated business expansion through an impressive combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Apogen's corporate success and visibility, key capabilities, and focus on critical federal customers drew attention from many of the large government system integrators. In September of 2005, Apogen was acquired by QinetiQ Ltd., a large defense and research firm headquartered in Great Britain.
Leslie's expansive career also includes corporate executive positions at EDS, Universal Systems, BDM International, TRW, BTG, and McGuire Woods. In addition, Leslie is a vice chairman of the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia, and a Senior Advisory Board Member of NVTC. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of George Mason University's, Volgenau School of Engineering.
Leslie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Boston State College (now part of the University of Massachusetts state school system).