Leadership Team

Executive Chairman, Dr. Patrick DeSouza

Dr. DeSouza has been Executive Chairman of Water Intelligence since 2010 when he led the Group’s initiation on AIM. He is responsible the strategy, capitalization and performance of the Group. Dr. DeSouza has over 25 years of operating and advisory leadership experience with both public and private companies in the infrastructure, technology and asset management industries. Over the course of his career, Patrick has significant experience in corporate finance and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Dr. DeSouza has leadership experience in public policy having served at the White House as a Director on the National Security Council. He is a graduate of Columbia College, the Yale Law School and Stanford Graduate School. He is the author of Economic Strategy and National Security (2000) and has been a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School.

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Pat Lamarco, Chief Financial Officer, Water Intelligence plc; Board Observer

Pat Lamarco is CFO of Water Intelligence plc. Since 2014 Pat has been responsible for all financial reporting and audit processes. As Board Observer, Pat regularly briefs the Board on all aspects of the Group’s financial performance. He brings more than 40 years of experience in the accounting profession with both public and private companies. Pat spent most of the career as a partner at RSM, one of the major global accounting firms. Pat has the following professional accreditations: CPA – Certified Public Accountant, CMA – Certified Management Accountant and CGMA – Charted Global Management Accountant. He has also attained the following designations: AICPA/BV – American Institute of Public Accountants/Accredited in Business Valuations and the CVA – Certified Analyst.


Several members of our leadership team have had direct experience growing a P&L as an owner of an American Leak Detection franchise. Such experience is invaluable for our growth strategy.

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Leslie Campbell, Executive Vice President, Operations and Managing Director, South Region, American Leak Detection.

Leslie is Executive Vice President for Operations at American Leak Detection, the Group’s core business. Leslie is responsible for the workflow design of American Leak Detection’s Salesforce.com implementation. She is also the Managing Director of the South Region for American Leak Detection. She brings significant experience to corporate leadership after having led the multimillion dollar, Fort Worth, Texas franchise of American Leak Detection.

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Charles (Chuck) DelVecchio, Controller, American Leak Detection

Chuck DelVecchio is Controller of American Leak Detection, the core business of Water Intelligence with operations across the US, and in Australia and Canada. He is responsible for financial operations ranging from ALD’s business-to-business insurance channel to compliance and reporting. Prior to Water Intelligence, Chuck spent 14 years at RSM, a global accounting firm. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Accounting degrees from the University of Connecticut and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

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Tracy Forbes, Executive Vice President, Operations, American Leak Detection

Tracy Forbes is Executive Vice-President of Operations for American Leak Detection, the Group’s core business. Tracy brings significance experience in Operations including fifteen years at New Jersey Natural Gas Corporation. At New Jersey Gas, Tracy managed a staff of 6 supervisors, 75 customer service representatives and two district offices. At American Leak Detection from 2015, Tracy has been responsible for various administrative aspects of the American Leak Detection business – Director of Customer Service; Director of Franchise Relations and Manager for Payroll Administration. Ms. Forbes is a graduate of Monmouth University with a B.S. in Business Management.


Steve Gayler, Managing Director Worldwide, Water Intelligence International

Steve is the managing director of Water Intelligence International and is responsible for its strategy and execution worldwide. He resides in the UK and has leadership teams in place in the US, Australia and Canada as well as operational teams in Europe. Steve has also led the growth of the Water Intelligence International solutions platform through the acquisition of leading-edge technologies such as Pulse for sewer diagnostics and the acquisition of operating businesses such as Wat-er Save. Steve has over 30 years of operating experience with respect to water leakage and potable water networks including as a senior manager at one of the UK’s largest water utilities. Over the course of his career, he has delivered on contracts worth hundreds of millions of pounds. He is widely recognized in the industry for his expertise.

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Richard Johnson, Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Water Intelligence

Richard is Executive Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Water Intelligence. Richard has been primarily responsible for the Group’s multi-year initiative in developing and launching its Salesforce.com set of applications. Such suite of applications automate operations from integrating sales lead generation from B-to-B channels to scheduling and delivery to payments. Prior to his role as Executive Vice President, Richard built a million dollar franchise operation for American Leak Detection in Ontario, Canada. Richard also served as President of American Leak Detection’s Franchise Advisory Committee – the policy recommending body of the ALD franchise system. Richard graduated with honours in Mathematics and Business.

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Lisa Keeton, Chief Revenue Officer, Water Intelligence plc

Lisa is the Chief Revenue Officer of Water Intelligence and since 2013 has been responsible for the development of business-to-business sales channels. Lisa has launched and grown the Group’s core business-to-business relationships with national insurance companies in the United States. She assists all business units with optimizing profitable revenue, designing growth strategies and managing client engagements. She leads a team of relationship managers who drive service level agreements (SLAs) by leveraging technology and process improvement to deliver exceptional customer experiences. Lisa attended IUPUI in Indianapolis, IN and received her AMRT & WRT certifications through the IICRC.

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Pat Lamarco, Jr. Chief Financial Officer, American Leak Detection; EVP Finance, Water Intelligence plc

Pat LaMarco Jr. is the Chief Financial Officer of American Leak Detection, Inc. Prior to joining ALD, Pat served as the Chief Financial Officer of LifeCare, Inc. a medium-size company in the employee benefit space. Additionally, Prior to that Pat served as Chief Financial Officer for a company in the asset recovery space and has held management positions in the Corporate Accounting Services group at Xerox Corporation. Pat earned a BS in Accountancy from Miami University and an MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship from Babson College. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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John Lynn, Executive Vice President, Northeast and Western Regions, American Leak Detection; CMO, IntelliDitch

John Lynn is Executive Vice-President at American Leak Detection for the Northeast and Western Regions. He also serves as Chief Marketing Officer of ALD’s subsidiary IntelliDitch™. John grew up in the central valley of California and involved in the state’s agribusiness. Such experience has given John an appreciation for the value proposition of the Group’s IntelliDitch technology. Prior to his current position, John launched and grew the Seattle franchise of American Leak Detection into a multimillion-dollar operation providing precision leak detection and remediation solutions for residential, property management, agricultural and municipal customers. John is a graduate of Fresno State University.

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Daniel McDonald, Chief Innovation Officer, Water Intelligence plc; Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, American Leak Detection

Daniel is the Chief Innovation Officer of Water Intelligence plc. Dan has over 25 years of venture capital investment experience and product development. He is responsible for reviewing and testing new technologies and product applications. Dan is also managing director for the Mid-Atlantic region of American Leak Detection and responsible for the P&L of the region. He is a graduate of Stanford University with both a BS and MS in engineering. He has a research specialty in material sciences.

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Shannon Padden, Executive Vice President, Midwest Region; Managing Director, Housing Construction Channel, American Leak Detection

Shannon is Executive Vice President for the Midwest Region. He brings significant execution experience to the Group’s growth strategy having built a multimillion dollar American Leak Detection franchise in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Prior to building a franchise, Shannon was a senior manager for the Sheraton and Marriot companies. Shannon is a business and marketing graduate of Grossmont College.

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John Spenard, Chief People Officer, Water Intelligence plc

John Spenard is the Chief People Officer of Water Intelligence plc and is responsible for recruiting, hiring and training programs. John brings a wealth of experience as a global Human Resources leader. Prior to joining Water Intelligence in 2021, John was the Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer for HomeServe North America, a business with revenue of $500 million and 1000 employees and 3.1 million customers across North America (see HomeServe plc; LSE: HSV). Prior to HomeServe, John was the Senior Vice President and CHRO for ProBuild Holdings, a private $4b building materials company. John has an MBA from Syracuse University and BS in Industrial / Labor Relations from LeMoyne College.

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Joe Wetherington, Executive Vice President Southeast Region; Director, Warehouse Operations, American Leak Detection

Joe Wetherington is Executive Vice President for the Southeast Region. He is also responsible for Warehouse Operations nationwide for American Leak Detection. Joe has over twenty-five years of business experience and has grown a multimillion dollar American Leak Detection franchise business in Orlando, Florida. Joe is a veteran of the US Air Force. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with a BS in Accounting.x