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  Excalibur’s staff and network of multi-disciplined professionals – nationally recognized for their understanding of the breadth and depth of the systems required to protect the health and safety of organizations, the public and the environment.  
Emergency Management   Health & Safety   Security
  • Certified Emergency Managers
  • Exercise/Simulation Professionals
  • Training & Education Specialists
  • Crisis Communication Specialists
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Contingency Planners
  • Certified Industrial Hygienists
  • Certified Safety Professionals
  • Certified Health Physicists
  • Certified HAZMAT Managers
  • Fire Protection Engineers
  • Threat & Vulnerability Analysts
  • Access Control Specialists
  • Certified Physical Protection Specialists
  • Armed & Unarmed Guards
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Export Control Specialists
  • Counterintelligence surveillance Specialists
Our Leadership
    Fred Mendes   Fred Mendes
President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Mendes has an exceptional range of executive experience in the Federal market. Prior to joining Excalibur, Mr. Mendes held leadership positions with Ciber Federal, CSC and ITT. Directing strategic planning, business development and program management for many years, Mr. Mendes well understands the focus and organizational requirements necessary to succeed and is dedicated to outstanding results.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management - LaVerne University
  • Master of Science degree in Management Systems - Golden Gate University
    Charlie Burns, Jr.   Charlie Burns, Jr.
Founder, Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Burns has overseen Excalibur's financial operations since 1996 with a strong sense of fiduciary duty. His instinctual leadership and entrepreneurial skills combined with a proven track record equal success success that has shown itself in the growth and evolution of Excalibur as an employee-owned company.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Management - University of Maryland
  • Master of Environmental Policy & Management degree - University of Denver
  • Master Certificate in Government Contracting - George Washington University
    Wayne Speigel   Wayne P. Speigel
Founder, Operations Advisor

Mr. Speigel perfected the art of program execution while overseeing multi-million dollar technical and administrative programs worldwide during his 40-year career. He understands the critical importance of developing systematic, well-designed strategies supported by an uncommon attention to details.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/ Sociology - Texas A&M Commerce
  • Master of Arts degree in Management (Human Relations) - Webster University
  • Master of Environmental Policy & Management degree - University of Denver
  Sonia Ferezan   Sonia Ferezan
Director of Operations

Ms. Ferezan is an experienced leader and manager with more than 20 years of recognized success in homeland security, strategic planning, program management, organizational development, communications and public relations. She joined Excalibur following a career in State government and is responsible for overseeing contracts throughout the United States.

  • Harvard University Kennedy School of Government National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Program
  • Minnesota Leadership Institute
  • University of Oklahoma; Norman, Oklahoma, Non-profit and Organizational Management and Marketing
    Byron Guidry   Byron Guidry
Business Development Director

Mr. Guidry has extensive experience in business development and contract management. His knowledge spans 20 years of government contracting as capture/proposal manager, program manager and contracts director.

  • MBA – Regis University, Denver, CO
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Regis University, Denver, CO
  • Certified Professional Contracts Manager – NCMA
  • Associate Certificate in Government Contracting – George Washington University