In 2022, Rich Global Solutions was formed. The brand is based on the foundation of years of industry experience and is grounded by the principles of trust, commitment, reliability and professionalism. Rich Global Solutions is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and aMinority-Owned Business. Defense & government business is complex, timely and competitive. Our founder saw the need for creating a brand that provides value, delivers on time and operate with integrity in order to preserve trust, commitment, reliability, and professionalism.
Create relationships, not transactions. Our promise is that we will be there, whenever and wherever you need us, as questions or issues arise, every step of the way. We believe in making your aspirations and goals a reality and the key to any successful project is gaining a thorough understanding of our client's needs and satisfying those needs in a timely, safe, efficient, and in a cost-effective manner.
Leon is a U.S. Army veteran and has held numerous leader, mentor, and advisor positions, to include having responsibility for leading aviation operations in support the President of the United States and various global heads of state, heads of military and civilian organizations, and U.S. congressional members. He is experienced in logistics, transportation, armor (M1 Abrams crew member), and aviation as a former UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot. He retired from the Army in 2019 after 23+ years of active-duty service.
When he departed the U.S. Army, he worked as the lead Sales & Business Development manager in a German firm, followed by working as a freelance consultant in Germany. Since 2019, he has led or collaborated on government pursuits worth over $4 Billion to include but not limited to projects and pursuits in support of the U.S. military, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Danish Ministry of Defence, the German Federal Ministry of Defence, and others.
In 2022, he founded Rich Global Solutions to continue to provide world-class operations and consulting services to global government entities and international contractors in the defense & government industries.
He has over 14 years abroad, advising, training, and operating with civil, military and government entities across Europe (all 30 NATO members), Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. Over the past 3-years, due to his close involvement with the international development community, Leon has developed a profound desire to do more for those in need of care, mentorship, personal and professional development, to include working in close coordination with Habitat for Humanity
Leon also serves as a member of the board for the Small Business Association for International Companies (SBAIC), a Washington, D.C. based membership organization established to promote the meaningful utilization of U.S. small businesses at U.S. government agencies providing foreign assistance, such as the: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, Health and Human Services and Agriculture.
In addition to SBAIC, Leon is the Chair, Regional Surface Committee for the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Europe & Africa Region. NDTA is a US-based, non-political, non-profit educational organization dedicated to facilitating strong working relationships, education, and the exchange of ideas. The Regional Surface Committee provides insight, interagency assistance, and facilitates communication through partnerships that fulfill mission requirements in peace and war for the US Department of Defense, NATO, other government and non-government entities, and industry, in order to mobilize in times of crisis or emergencies, while being mindful of day-to-day commercial economic realities.
• M.A., Management & Leadership - Webster University
• B.S., Professional Aeronautics - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Certifications and Training:
• Shipley Business Development Bootcamp - Shipley GmbH
• Certificate in Contract Management - Villanova University
• Global Health and Humanitarianism - University of Manchester (Coursera)
• Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate - University of South Florida Muma College of Business
• Certified Project Officer - Institute of Project Management
• Commercial Pilot License – Part 61 (Rotorcraft-Helicopter, Instrument-Helicopter) - Federal Aviation Administration, USA - Uncurrent
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