Intelligent Waves Appoints Heidi Pirela as Chief Human Resources Officer

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intelligent Waves, LLC, a leading-edge trusted IT systems integrator, that delivers high-impact transformational IT solutions to Government’s most mission-critical challenges in austere and demanding environments, has announced today that Heidi Pirela will join the company as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. In support of Intelligent Waves’ unprecedented growth and expansion, she will be responsible for leading the company’s invigorated Human Resources (HR) function, including organization development, integrated talent management, leadership development and culture. Pirela has a proven track record of leading HR teams that maximize efficiency, drive engagement, and leverage integrated HR technologies to add value and deliver best in class HR strategies.

Pirela has earned its reputation as a proven industry innovator, thought leader, and business partner, who drives people-centric solutions with an experience that spans across multiple industries including High-Tech Start-Ups, Aerospace, Defense & Intelligence, Commercial Technology, and Fortune 100 companies. Heidi joins the Intelligent Waves team after serving for two years as Head of People Operations for Spaceflight Industries (SFI), a Geospatial Intelligence & Data Analytics company focused on satellite imagery and on-demand intelligence offerings.

Tony Crescenzo, President of Intelligent Waves, LLC, commented, “We are excited to add Heidi Pirela to our leadership team as we continue to experience unprecedented growth. Heidi has a stellar reputation of being an effective change agent and will focus on expanding our culture of innovation, enhancing employee satisfaction, and fostering a positive culture that inspires impact, inclusiveness, and a strong sense of community.”

Heidi Pirela stated, “I am thrilled to join Intelligent Waves, a leading-edge company that stands for innovation and a winning culture, and I can’t wait to help make significant impact to the of growth and expansion of this great company. What sold me on this opportunity was IW’s strong core values, commitment to the veterans community and national defense, and its impressive leadership team who have accomplished so much over the past few years.”

Heidi Pirela earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) with a focus on Human Resource Management from the American University in Washington, D.C. Heidi is also certified with a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), the premier credentialing and learning organization for the human resources profession. Heidi is also certified by the Society of Human Resources Management with the designation of the Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Heidi holds a Certificate in Human Resources Management from George Mason University and a certification in Performance Management Innovation (PMI) from the Human Capital Institute (HCI).

About Intelligent Waves LLC Intelligent Waves LLC is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB). The business provides enterprise systems engineering, cloud computing and managed services, cyber and security architecture, mobility, and operations and intelligence analytics. For more information visit