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Contract Management – VendTech Enterprise-Securiguard Incorporated (VT-SGI)’s senior management team for this contract possesses more than 120 years of combined law enforcement, HR, training, and financial management experience. This team is comprised of security experts who are directly engaged in operational development and management of
this contract.

  • Jack Ellis, Contract Manager (CM)- VT-SGI, LLC: Mr. Ellis retired from the US Army at the rank of major, before entering the security business. He served as the CM for the FPS contract for IA/KS/MO/NE from 2003-2009 in the performance of over 5,000,000 FPS Armed Guard Service hours and is thoroughly familiar with FPS requirements. Mr. Ellis will be based at our HQ office in Independence, MO.

The VT-SGI team supports the Mr. Ellis (CM) to implement our approach. The VT-SGI senior management team includes:

  • Patricia Marvil, President - VT-SGI LLC: Mrs. Marvil is also the Chairman, CEO and President of Securiguard Inc. (SGI) and has over 34 years of experience in security services.

  • Curtis Whitten, Vice President - VT-SGI LLC: Mr. Whitten also founded VendTech Enterprise (VT). He served as a former Special Agent with the DEA and special investigator with state and local authorities in a career spanning over 25 years.

  • Robert Byers, Vice President: Mr. Byers served as Secret Service Special Agent for 20 years, including services as Deputy Assistant Director of Protective Operations, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration Office of Law Enforcement, and Deputy Director of the Federal Air Marshal Service.

  • Michael Parker, Director of Operations - VT-SGI, LLC:  Mr. Parker was the corporate Director of Operations for this FPS Region 6 contract from 1997-2009 and was active in the performance of over 10,000,000 FPS Guard Service Hours.

  • Rita Thomas, Director of Contract Administration - VT-SGI, LLC:  Ms. Thomas has more than 25 years of experience in leadership of contracts administration within the Federal sector, directly working in the Federal government and for such government contractors as IBM, CSC, and ManTech. Ms. Thomas maintains continuous liaison with all contracting officers and ensures that all requirements of our contract are met.

  • Mike Vendzules, Director of Training- VT-SGI, LLC:  Served as Colonel in the US Air Force in charge of security for air fields and nuclear sites. He commanded the security police academy training for all USAF security police. Prior to joining SGI, Mr. Vendzules served in the DHS National Operations Center. He manages SGI’s training academy for both new-hire training and recurrent training for existing contracts.

  • Leslie Howard-Watts, Director of Human Resources - VT-SGI, LLC:  Ms. Howard has 20 years experience in security force personnel management supporting numerous federal government contracts. She is a subject matter expert on labor relations, with knowledge of the local labor markets and experience dealing with unions. Ms. Howard leads our recruiting effort and ensures that we have a constant pipeline of candidates for PSOs.