Francisco J. Leija
Leadership and Society
Private Company Advisor with nearly three decades of executive leadership experience. Fluent in Spanish and enjoys working with companies in South America, Latin America, and Spain. Influential strategist and advisor to early technology companies and institutions of higher education for key inflection points. Defense procurement and congressional liaison experience. White House, Cabinet, Pentagon, Joint Staff, and West Point experience. Will provide a global set of problem-solving skills, on top of military assessment skills, to complement any leadership team. Experience in working in high-risk environments, making timely decisions with less precise data, and in bringing structural perspectives to widen discussion points. Enlisted into U.S. Army as a Private, achieved the rank of Sergeant, and retired as Colonel after 27 years of faithful service to his nation. Volunteers his time to impactful causes for Latino issues, disability issues, Veteran issues, and education issues. Is a proud member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA) and a proud alum of the White House Fellows & Norwich University.