Dennis Freeland becomes IW’s business development VP
On February 11, Reston, VA-based Intelligent Waves (IW) announced that Dennis Freeland has been promoted as its new vice president of business development. In support of IW’s growth and expansion, Freeland will be responsible for managing IW’s business development resources, driving toward strategic goals for annual growth for the organization through proactive management engagement.
Leveraging his hands-on insights from serving at the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and private sector companies, Freeland provides strategic solutions to help growth initiatives within IW’s most sophisticated client accounts.
Freeland has earned his knowledge through a lifetime of management and supervisory experience in planning, coordination, instruction, and conduct of wide-ranging security missions, including all-source intelligence analysis, personal security, and direct-action operations.
Freeland is a retired Master Sergeant with 21 years of active duty service to our Nation with the United States Marine Corps. During his tenure as a Marine, he served, trained, and deployed with infantry and reconnaissance units, culminating in an operational role in supervising, coordinating, and certifying combat-capable Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance platoons in tactics, doctrine, and equipment and was a senior enlisted member of Crisis Action Planning within deployed Maritime Special Purpose Force units.
Erin Horrell, IW’s chief growth officer, said, “We are thrilled to recognize Dennis for his strategic contribution to our record growth and excited to promote him as he helps us extend our growth trajectory to the next level. His experience, acumen, and trusted expertise in the Defense and IC community are second to none.”
As an active member in the Defense and IC Community, Freeland is affiliated with leading Professional Associations, such as, Marine Corps League, Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance Association, Disabled American Veterans, National Defense Industrial Association, Program Management Institute, AFCEA International, and is a Global SOF Foundation member. He holds an active Top Secret SCI Eligible security clearance.
Freeland received his bachelor’s degree in History from the American Military University and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).