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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Chief Executive Officer
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Intelligent Waves LLC
Company size (employees)100 to 499
CountryUnited States
Headquarters RegionNorth America


Tony Crescenzo is the CEO of Intelligent Waves LLC, a leading-edge trusted IT systems integrator that delivers high-impact transformational IT solutions to Government’s most mission-critical challenges. Tony’s high-energy leadership style and ability to recruit top management talent have enabled IW to maximize the value and impact of innovation in cybersecurity.

With the rise in cybersecurity attacks on government networks, Tony led Intelligent Waves to successfully launch several innovative and disruptive cybersecurity technologies that serve the U.S Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, featuring GRAYPATH (GP), an ultra-secure next-generation VPN, and Phantom, an award-winning cyber defense solution for the most demanding and secure communications.

First, Crescenzo oversaw the successful rollout of GRAYPATH, a next generation of cybersecurity expeditionary communications. It is a simple, asymmetric solution that ensures robust, reliable, secure, non-attributable global communication for particular operations of the U.S. military. Through its patented IP Spread Spectrum technology, GP cybersecurity solution leverages the cloud to randomize and distribute message packets through the simultaneous use of multiple transport paths and encrypted channels. As a result, GP dramatically lowers the risk of detection and interception and is nearly impervious to disruption.

Second, under Crescenzo’s leadership, IW has also launched Phantom, a Next Generation cybersecurity tool that provides the ability for organizations to access foreign points of presence to conduct remote open-source information gathering and research while at the same time protecting organizations and individuals from exposure to foreign intelligence. IW has achieved this by combining the GRAYPATH software-defined obfuscated network with the managed attribution capability of the Phantom platform in a secure but unclassified package.


Firstly, Tony Crescenzo deserves to win the CEO of the Year award for his commitment to improving our nation's cybersecurity capabilities through developing in-house solutions that enable operators freedom of movement in the cyber realm.

Secondly, as a CEO, Tony Crescenzo helped Intelligent Waves, a Service-Disable Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing end-to-end information technology solutions to private and public sector clients globally, grow and achieve its full potential through cybersecurity innovations tailored to the Government's most demanding and critical needs. Intelligent Waves is on the leading edge of innovation to support real-world mission outcomes in cyber security.

Under Tony Crescenzo's leadership, Intelligent Waves delivers industry-leading solutions to ensure cyber protection for our nation, enabling our friendly networks to gain access to a shared secure data center without exposing or compromising sensitive information.