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Our Team

We are an integrated team of professionals assisting the Maritime Industry (Port Terminals and Vessels) in compliance with federal (Coast Guard) and international (IMO) regulations. With over two centuries of collective experience as inspectors, security analysts and trainers, our consultants - many of whom are retired senior Coast Guard Officers with maritime industry experience - have a proven record of competency, integrity, and performance results. Each Associate is an expert in their respective field and their personal involvement in each project we undertake is the hallmark of our consultancy.


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CDR Edward Seebald, USCG (ret.)

Founder & CEO

Capt Brian Kelley, USCG (ret.)

Senior Strategic Advisor

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CDR Richard Sundland, USCG (ret.)

President & Chief Operating Officer

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Robert "Chip" Birthisel, J.D.

General Counsel

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Senior Executive Service John Felker, DHS (RET.) 

Cyber Security Expert

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CAPT Drew Tucci, USCG (RET.)

Maritime Compliance Expert

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Capt John Bingaman, USCG (ret.)

Strategic Planning Expert

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CAPT Joe Hester, USCG (RET.)

Training and Lead Master Instructor


RADM James Rendon, USCG (RET.)

Strategic Advisor


CAPT Scott Larochelle, USCG (RET.)


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CDR Cliff Neve, USCG (ret.)

Cyber Security

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Capt J.J. Kichner, PE, USCG (ret.)

Environmental Safety & Emergency Response Expert


Special Agent Clint Morano, FBI (ret.)

Physical Security Expert

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Gail Venezio

Training Technology Expert

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Thomas Venezio

Vice President of Training


Brian "IKE" Eisentrout, GS-15 USCG (ret.)

Maritime Security Specialist

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LCDR Spence Byrum, USCG (RET.)

High Reliability Expert

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Robert E. Stark, AIA, NCARB

Security Design Services

"Ed’s straightforward approach is refreshing - and a true service to his clients. His knowledge of port security rules is extensive and his experience helped us sort out how to best proceed with our situation and comply with the regulations. I recommend taking advantage of the team at Seebald & Associates. They have the knowledge, the experience, and the ability to work with clients across the spectrum."

- Tom Stanek | K2 Resource