Paul LeslieExecutive Chairman of the Board
Today, Paul Leslie provides advisory services and guidance around Dovel’s growth strategy including M&A activity. He previously served as CEO and led Dovel from a $9M small business with under 50 employees to a significant solutions provider to the federal health and life science technology market with over 2,200 personnel today. Leslie brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial success building companies for substantial market value and growth. He has proven leadership experience and expertise in operational excellence, innovative solution development, business development, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and extensive public sector operations.
Prior to Dovel, Leslie served as President of Apptis, Inc., a Chantilly, Virginia-based technology services company acquired by URS Corp. in 2011. Before joining Apptis, he co-founded and served as President and CEO of Apogen Technologies, a Federal IT services and technology company with a focus on homeland security and defense. He led Apogen’s accelerated business expansion through an impressive combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Apogen was acquired by QinetiQ in 2005. Leslie has also held key leadership positions with EDS, BDM International, TRW, and BTG.
Leslie serves as a Board Member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, a Board member of the Professional Services Council (PSC), and also serves on the Advisory Boards of George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering and the Children’s Science Center.
He is a former Chairman and Board member of the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia
Leslie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Boston State College (UMASS Boston).