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.
Al 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 enables 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 sectors. HumanGeo was routinely recognized as a Virginia Business Best Place to Work, named Arlington’s Fastest Growing Company between $5M-$50M, and identified as among the Best Places To Work for Millennials.
In 2015, HumanGeo was acquired by the Radiant Group, a 450-person, 5-business unit technology company that supports the Intelligence Community with advanced software solutions and analytics. At Radiant, Al served as president overseeing the integration of operational technical capabilities while simultaneously implementing the mission and vision across all five business units, and grew the Radiant’s annual revenue to over $125M. In 2016, Al and Aston Capital architected the sale of The Radiant Group to DigitalGlobe.
After 20 years of combined government experience with concentration in the Intel Community, Al retired out of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) as a career U.S. Army Intelligence Officer. Prior to JSOC, Al specialized as a Signals Intelligence Officer and spent almost a decade inside the National Security Agency. He served as the Director of U.S. Special Operations Command’s first big data 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. In his Army career, he served overseas in support of operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Africa, Korea, and the Balkans. He earned the Bronze Star Medal for his work in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Al holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola University, and Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University. He is also a board Councilor at the American Geographical Society. Originally from Connecticut, Al and his wife Melissa, and their two daughters reside in Arlington, Virginia.