Dennis Maida, Jr., Intelligence Manager
Mr. Maida joined Hetherington Group in 2021 as Manager of Intelligence. In this senior leadership role, Mr. Maida is responsible for the development of Hg’s Intelligence Center and day-to-day operations for risk monitoring, threat intelligence, and business and cyber support. He is tasked with fostering the growth of Hg’s Intelligence Center and maturing Hg’s Risk Intelligence program directly related to the security and welfare of clients.
Fused with an entrepreneurial spirit, he uses his robust, detail-oriented analytical foundation to lead Hg’s team of Intelligence Collectors and Analysts. His refined relationship-building skills enable him to support and encourage his team, as they capture open source intelligence and publicly available information to provide risk intelligence, research, and due diligence support for Hg clients. Mr. Maida provides key research and intelligence to Fortune 500 clients, corporate security teams, and C-suite executives. He brings decades of experience as a Naval Intelligence Officer. Most recently, in his reserve capacity, Mr. Maida was selected as the Officer in Charge of the Office of Naval Intelligence Training Headquarters. At Hg, he delivers training to analysts on private sector and global security, operations, and intelligence with a focus on OSINT and SOCMINT research and tools.
Prior to joining Hg, Mr. Maida served from 2016-2021 as Principal Lead of Strategic Cyber Intelligence at the Bank of New York Mellon, where he mitigated exposure to cyber vulnerabilities and drove strategic and geopolitical cyber threat intelligence initiatives.
As Team Lead of Strategic Analysis for Boeing (2012-2016), Mr. Maida led the development of strategic objectives designed to provide situational awareness to executive leadership and cross-business-unit stakeholders. During his military service in the United States Navy and Navy Reserve (1990 – present), he has served in a variety of capacities, including Operations Department Head, where he supervised and guided over 30 intelligence officers and sailors in support of national security production tasking; the Senior Intelligence Officer within the Joint Personnel Recovery Center – Baghdad, and as an Officer in Charge within the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Joint Intelligence Task Force-Combatting Terrorism (JITF-DT). Mr. Maida is the founder of The f/22 Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to mitigating veteran suicide while assisting veterans with PTSD through the art of photography. He holds an MA in Cyber Security Policy from the University of Maryland University College and a BA in Political Science from Kean University.