“It has been an honor to have led Dovel through its entrepreneurial growth stage,” Leslie said. “I will forever be grateful to the management team and all our wonderful employees for their dedication to our customers’ success and their enduring support of our growth strategy.”
Prior to serving as executive chairman, Leslie was Dovel CEO for more than 8 years. He led the organization’s growth from a small business with less than 50 employees into a mid-size company in the federal space with over 2,200 personnel today.
CEO Damon Griggs said Leslie “has been a great mentor and has had an enormous impact on the company’s success throughout the last decade.”
“At the same time, I am excited to welcome Sudhakar to Dovel,” Griggs added. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience leading and scaling a mission-driven business and I look forward to the ideas and value he will add to our team.”
Kesavan previously served as ICF’s chairman and chief executive officer, leading the company through an IPO, expanding operations globally, and completing more than 20 acquisitions.
“I am impressed with the quality of the management team at Dovel as well as their ambition,” Kesavan said. “I look forward to working with them to support their vision to scale the business and deliver solutions that have a positive impact across the federal government.”