Member of the Board Special Forces Operations Foundation
Al Di Leonardo is an experienced intelligence and special
operations officer who utilized his military training to successfully found and
sell two companies in the private and public marketplaces. He is widely recognized as a subject matter
expert in analytical tradecraft. With more than 25 years of combined government experience with
concentration in the Intel Community, he retired out of Joint Special
Operations Command (JSOC) as a career United States Army Intelligence Officer.
Prior to JSOC, Al specialized as a Signals Intelligence Officer and spent almost
a decade inside the National Security Agency (NSA). He earned the Bronze
Star Medal from U.S. Special Operations Command for his work in Afghanistan and
Iraq. He served as the Director of U.S. Special Operations Command’s first
big data geospatial analytics and innovation cell named Skope, where he became
widely known across the Intel Community for his special operations intel team’s
success with geospatial analytics. He also served overseas in support of
operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Africa, Korea, and the Balkans
throughout his career. Al retired from the Army and founded HumanGeo,
an innovative software and analytics company focused on technical solutions at
the intersection of big data, social media, and geo-location intelligence that
enabled change in the government marketplace.
He served as CEO, creating the vision and path to grow the team from a
start-up to a recognized technology brand name within the Defense and
Intelligence sector. HumanGeo was routinely
recognized as a Best Places to Work in Virginia, Best Places To Work for
Millennials. The Radiant Group
acquired HumanGeo, and Al led the integration of several disparate
organizations into a more seamless company while rebranding the team as “Radiant”.
As President of Radiant, Al executed the integration of operational technical
capabilities while simultaneously implementing the mission and vision across
all five business units prior to selling Radiant to DigitalGlobe. Currently, Al is a
partner in private equity ventures with The Boundary Group and is in the
process of creating new service offerings in 2019 for the U.S. Government for mission
application development, commercial application implementation, and machine
learning capabilities with a new company called Black Cape. Al holds a Master’s in Business Administration
from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University. Al serves as a board member on the following non-profit
boards: The American Geographical Society, The United States Geospatial
Intelligence Foundation, The Global Special Operations Foundation, The National
Cryptologic Museum Foundation, and The George Washington University’s Data
Analytic Masters program. Originally from Connecticut, Al, his spouse Melissa,
and their two daughters reside in Arlington, Virginia.
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