- Arlington, VA US
Leslie Armitage serves as a founding partner and senior managing director at Relativity Capital, a private equity firm based in Arlington, Virginia, and recently earned a Board Leadership Fellowship with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Additionally, Leslie Armitage contributes her time and expertise to Women in Technology (WIT), serving on the steering committee of The Leadership Foundry. The Leadership Foundry is a WIT-sponsored program that strives to increase the number of women serving on the boards of corporations in the Washington, D.C., area. A nine-month program, The Leadership Foundry includes a two-day training session provided by the NACD as well as a number of networking and educational opportunities designed to help participants obtain a seat on a local corporate board. Prospective participants must have management and leadership experience, a diverse background, and a commitment to personal and professional integrity. The Leadership Foundry’s steering and selection committees accept and review applications annually.
As the founder and senior managing director of Relativity Capital LLC, Leslie Armitage utilizes her extensive experience in the financial industry to nurture and expand the clientele served by the $200 million private equity firm. Additionally, Leslie Armitage chairs the board of directors of Tactical Micro, Inc., one of Relativity Capital's portfolio companies. Based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Tactical Micro has dedicated over half a century to providing audio/visual broadcasting and recording equipment with a focus on products and systems for U.S. military clients. Devices from Tactical Micro make up several parts of the U.S. Army’s Digital Range Training Systems. Tactical Micro vehicles, such as the Eagle MVSS (Mobile Vehicle Surveillance System), detect, track, and identify subjects of interest. Moreover, in 2013, the U.S. Navy awarded the company a six-year SeaPort-e contract, which involves supplying components used in programs ranging from prototyping to acquisition logistics. In January 2014, Secure Communications Systems announced its acquisition of Tactical Micro. An asset of the private equity firm Vance Street Capital LLC, Secure Communications Systems did not provide details behind the deal, but did discuss Tactical Micro's “consistent revenue growth” as a major factor behind its decision, as well as how its products will complement its own mission.