Mr. Freitas is an entrepreneur with over twenty-five years of experience in government relations, international trade, and business development in the United States, as well as emerging markets, with a focus on Latin America and Asia.
In addition to his competent trajectory in the private sector, Mr. Freitas played an important role in the American Government after joining the United States Armed Forces (ARMY) in 1998. From this year on, he had a brilliant career in several areas of National Security with passages by the Coast Guard, DNI – Office Director of National Intelligence, DHS – The Department Homeland Security, USCIS – the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and at the NTC – National Targeting Center – American department responsible for obtaining prior information about potentially connected people and products terrorist actions. While at the White House in Washington, DC; he was effective with the D.N.I. Mr. Freitas has participated in several secret international missions in countries like Afghanistan and Iraq.
He served as a senior business development executive for distinguished companies such as Philips Electronics, Tandberg, AT&T, and Cisco Systems, with a remarkable track record in government and private sector sales achievements.
Mr. Freitas becomes a certified trainer in the Facial Action Coding System (FACS), a technique developed at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), by the renowned psychiatrist and behavioral scientist Dr. Paul Ekman. He furthered his studies in Behavioral Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
Mr. Freitas is renowned for his ability to identify and interpret body language, facial micro-expressions, and deceptive behavior. His skills have been used to assist Latin American organizations and companies in the increasingly important area of manpower profiling, and at several local and federal law enforcement agencies as well.
Leonardo Freitas is currently on the advisory board on immigration reform issues for the Biden government.