Paul Leslie

Advisor, Mentor, Board Member

Paul Leslie is a highly sought-after advisor and mentor to small, mid-market companies, and private equity investors within the public sector information technology market. Most recently, Leslie retired as Chairman and CEO of Dovel Technologies, a federal health technology and life science company, where he executed an aggressive growth plan and grew the company from a $10M small business to a company with revenues of over $400M.  Dovel was acquired by Guidehouse in late 2021.

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 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, an Arlington Capital private equity-backed federal sector IT services and technology company with a focus on homeland security and defense. In September of 2005, Apogen was acquired by QinetiQ Ltd., a large defense and research firm headquartered in Great Britain. His expansive career includes corporate executive positions at EDS, Universal Systems, BDM International, TRW, BTG, and McGuire Woods.

Currently, Leslie is the Chairman of Federal Advisory Partners, a premier strategy, advisory consulting, and technology services firm.  He serves as a Board member of the Children’s Science Center of Northern Virginia, as Senior Advisory Board Member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and he also sits on the Innovation Advisory Council of George Mason University. Leslie 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 the University of Massachusetts/Boston State College.