Chief Executive Officer, Epirus, Inc.
BioLeigh is the Chief Executive Officer of Epirus, a venture backed technology company focused on delivering disruptive directed energy solutions to address national security challenges facing the United States and our allies. Prior to joining Epirus earlier this year, Leigh spent 8 years at Microsoft where led the National Security and Defense business units. Under his leadership, Microsoft significantly expanded its national security focus from traditional enterprise software to delivering mission-centric technology featuring cloud-based and tactical edge solutions to enable the use of digital innovation to solve complex challenges. Before Microsoft, Leigh served in leadership roles at EMC, VMware, Applied Marine Technology and SAIC with a focus on national security, critical infrastructure, and regulated industries. In addition to 20 years of technology and defense industry experience, Leigh served in the U.S. Navy as a SEAL officer. Leigh holds a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.