Committed to Excellence
Our Mission is to capture innovative thought, energy, and the talents of our team members, delivering intelligence services to America’s warfighters, civilians, and national security infrastructure. Leyden was created to accelerate the mission and business goals of our customers through unmatched expertise and a commitment to measurable results.
A Leyden jar is an antique electrical component which stores high-voltage electric charges. A precursor to the modern battery, Leyden jars were the first capacitors, As our namesake, we endeavor to capture and provide unique professionals offering creative solutions to corporate and national security challenges.
President & Founder
Thong has over 29 years of government and commercial sector experience with strong relationships across the Federal, Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Defense communities. He is a combat veteran of both Afghanistan and Iraq that has led multinational organizations and provides significant homeland and overseas experience working with DoD, DoJ, and Allied Partners intelligence / security programs. He oversees the mission, vision, and strategic objectives, as well as the day-to-day operations of the company.
Matthew Candy is Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer at IntelliBridge, Inc. He leads Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development activities as IntelliBridge continues its aggressive growth trajectory. Candy has over 20 years of experience developing and executing growth strategies, both as an industry executive and consultant. He has facilitated numerous M&A transactions, Strategic Planning efforts, Strategy projects and BD-related engagements for corporate and private equity clients. Candy co-founded Arena Strategic Advisors in 2014 and prior to that was a senior executive at both General Dynamics Information Technology and ManTech International.
MG (Ret) Gary W. Johnston
1964 - 2022
Recognized as an intelligence and security executive leader in Army Intelligence and the Intelligence Community. After serving 34+ years, Gary culminated his career as the Commanding General, Intelligence and Security Command – a global organization of 17,500 personnel across 40+ countries. Gary is recognized for leading change, leveraging diversity, and transforming challenging organizations, to include revamping end-to-end digital / knowledge management and intelligence & security processes. Gary joined Leyden Solutions as a Corporate Advisor in 2022 upon retirement from his decades of exceptional service to our Nation. His prior guidance and mentorship continues to shape the growth of the company and will never be forgotten.
Innovation fosters creating more effective processes, services and ideas. We embrace the concepts of thinking creatively, working smarter, focusing on streamlining of tasks, and solving problems. An investment in knowledge and new thoughts pays the best interest. We understand that creativity and delivery can result in innovation. Leyden fosters and rewards an innovative environment.
Honesty/Integrity are our best policies. We feel obligated to not only tell the truth but to also not hold back information that may be considered useful to our employees, clients and teammates. Leyden prides itself on showing respect to all people and treats everyone equally, regardless of how much they may contribute to our bottom line.
Individuals (Employees, Teammates, Clients) that are part of our team will embark on a journey to pursue greatness in achieving organizational goals ~ a Passionate belief in our Team. By understanding those we work with and for, we leverage their strengths and push them outside their comfort zones towards shared aspirations that are achieved with Passion.
The most successful teams communicate well and build on each other’s ideas. Unity of effort is the state of harmonizing efforts among multiple individuals and organizations working towards a similar objective. We embrace our team’s vision and goals but ultimately, the roles of each team member are clearly defined and we exist in a state of interdependence and partnerships.
Humility leads to genuine collaboration, the cornerstone of any high-functioning team. A humble colleague is more likely to cultivate trust, encourage an exchange of ideas, help others while being open to their own areas for development. Humility breeds empathy, teamwork and success through adaptation and self-improvement.
Embrace thankfulness to those that you serve, help and with whom you are fortunate to be around. Give gratitude every day to your loved ones and teammates, remembering that one never achieves their full potential by themselves. Give gratitude to those that have the courage to help you learn by pointing out your mistakes and who challenge you to strive for higher goals.