Erin Horrell

Dennis Freeland

Vice President, Business Development

Dennis Freeland is Vice President of Business Development for Intelligent Waves, LLC. Freeland manages IW’s Business Development resources in his leadership role, driving towards strategic goals for annual growth for the organization through proactive management engagement. 

Freeland is a seasoned executive with proven credentials in leading significant initiatives for the past 30 years. Leveraging his hands-on insights from serving at the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and private sector companies, he provides strategic solutions to help growth initiatives within IW’s most sophisticated client accounts. 

Known for his depth and breadth of expertise, Dennis 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. 

One of his career highlights was directly supporting the federal government’s coordination and outreach efforts for the Protective Security Advisor Program and the mission of critical infrastructure protection, mitigation, and resilience to all hazards threats with federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal stakeholders.

As an active member in the Defense and IC Community, Dennis 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. Dennis holds an active Top Secret SCI Eligible security clearance.

Dennis received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from the American Military University and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Additionally, he 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, Dennis 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. He was also a senior enlisted member of Crisis Action Planning within deployed Maritime Special Purpose Force units. 

As a proud veteran, Dennis is a strong advocate of military service members, veterans, and their families. He consistently gives back to his community as a volunteer with veteran-cause-related programs like Warrior Ethos, Boulder Crest Foundation, and Semper Fi & America’s Fund