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Paul Leslie founded Sydalco Consulting in 2010. Paul has over thirty years of leadership experience successfully building companies for substantial market value and growth. As President of Sydalco Consulting he supports small to mid-size companies, increasing their trajectory of business expansion while ensuring the use of good sound business processes. Sydalco utilizes a business/leadership maturity model that provides an evolutionary framework to understand leadership development relative to business growth and maturity.

Paul also brings extensive technical expertise and business insight into the challenges of federal government contracting and has a track record of aligning company offerings to meet those challenges. He has proven leadership experience in mergers and acquisitions, business development, operational excellence, strategic planning, and extensive Federal market operations. Paul’s most recent position was that of President of Apptis, a Chantilly, Virginia based technology services company. Prior to 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. Paul 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. Prior to creating Apogen, Paul held executive and corporate leadership positions at EDS, Universal Systems, BDM International, TRW, and BTG. Paul sits on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the Professional Services Council, and the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of George Mason University’s, Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering, and the Advisory Board of Dovel Technologies.
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