Caladwich, one of the ancient historical names for Excalibur, was chosen as a symbol of excellence and ethical values that are the cornerstone of our approach to service. Caladwich Consulting was founded by veterans who are using their experience and skills earned in the public and private sectors to continue their legacy of service.

Philip Hamilton

Caladwich Founder & Managing Director

As Managing Director of Caladwich Consulting, Philip Hamilton is responsible for contract execution and oversight, including operation and logistic solutioning, data and analysis review, quality assurance, and ensuring all contract deliverables are executed with precision. He has served multiple tours in Iraq as an Infantry Company Commander, where he earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster. He served as Supply Chain Consultant and Subject Matter Expert in the private sector, supporting Fortune 100 and 500 companies before founding Caladwich Consulting, LLC.


United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point: BS, History; BS, Electrical Engineering
University of Virginia, Darden School of Business: Master of Business Administration

Bridgette Farrow

Director of Operations, Project Management Support

Bridgette Farrow oversees the administrative and financial operations at Caladwich ensuring the fiscal health of the company and the contracts we support. Ms. Farrow has 12+ years experience in Operations Management supporting multi-million-dollar companies in the private sector. Ms. Farrow brings her private sector expertise to support all facets of contract execution, including HR, recruiting, personnel development, program management, and planning and logistics process improvement.


George Mason University: BS, Finance

Matt Seipt

Director of Business Development

Strategist and business development leader with success in developing multimillion-dollar relationships and capturing new business while managing complex programs across defense, government, and industry.  Known for developing and motivating cross-functional teams to achieve superior results in cost sensitive environment. 25+ years of global communications, logistics innovation, program management, and strategic planning experience; 10 years in Information Technology (IT) enabled services, Supply Chain Management, Financial Budget and Audit Compliance; 10+ years of experience with non-profit organizations.   Retired Marine Corps Officer and Combat Veteran.  Focused on people, process, and the future.


United States Naval Academy (USNA ’93), Annapolis MD: BS Applied Science
Florida Institute of Technology (FIT): Logistics Management
Florida Institute of Technology (FIT): Certificate in Program Management
DAWIA Certified Level II – Program Management; DoD Life Cycle Management (LCM)

Zach Logston

Business Development Analyst

Marine Corps veteran with 10+ years’ experience in combat arms, base operations, and logistics support services. Zach manages capture and proposal management in addition to lead pipeline development and research at Caladwich. His pivotal role crosses all aspects of the Business Development Lifecyle and is in constant contact with Managing Director and partner companies to ensure business processes are aligned and communication is constant. Through open and client source resources, his research aligns opportunities with the company’s objectives, core capabilities, contract vehicles, and corporate partnerships. Zach is instrumental in guiding opportunities through the review process and providing direction for technical, staffing, and pricing strategies.


Liberty University, Lynchburg VA: BS Military Science

Shawn Maichle – CTR, CSMR

Human Resources Generalist / Technical Recruiter

Shawn oversees all recruiting and staffing efforts for Caladwich, while also contributing to the clerical duties associated with employee finances, benefits administration, and overall administrative task of the company. He has served over 21 years in the Marine Corps with an extensive background in Network planning and engineering as well as communications architecture. Shawn possesses 10+ years of Human resources experience in important functions such as staffing, training and development, and compensation and benefits.


Excelsior University: BS, Criminal Justice
Excelsior University: MS, Human Resources Management

Atif Aleemi – MBA, PMP, CISSP, CMMI

Director of IT Solutions

Mr. Atif Aleemi has more than 30 years’ experience delivering technology enabled business performance solutions to government and commercial clients in healthcare, oil & gas, finance and telecommunications fields.  He has extensive experience in delivering modernized cloud-based solutions including: EMR/EHR, patient communications, care coordination, population health, business intelligence and revenue cycle services for large enterprises. As a cybersecurity professional, he has delivered reference architectures and secure solutions including based on Zero Trust model. He developed new models for client account management, including definition of network operations center (NOC) for monitoring client business performance. Mr. Aleemi architected the framework and deployed a Web-based enterprise system to support Navy’s IT rationalization and portfolio management initiative. He contributed to the development of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) collaboration and information sharing architecture. He has PMP and CISSP Certifications and is a Certified Scrum Master (Agile Development), backed by BS and MBA degrees.


George University: Certificate Executive International Business
George Mason University: MBA, Business
George Mason University: BA, Decision Science

Scott Scheidt – MSc, MBA

Cybersecurity Strategy/Policy/Risk Management

U.S. Army Reserves Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) and senior business professional with over 30 years of experience in business and military-focused leadership and project management with specific emphasis in All-Source Intelligence operations to include Signals Intelligence/Electronic Warfare and Army Space and Space Systems, Blockchain security with a focus on Hyperledger Fabric utilization to back-up and store data on smart contracts, Cybersecurity operations to include Offensive and Defensive Cyber Warfare and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high yield Explosives (CBRNE) warfare with service in the Department of Defense, industry, and academia. Adjunct faculty member with research and course implementation in Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Security Policies, and Procedures, Implementing Operating Systems Security, Computer Forensics, Ethical Hacking, and Penetration Testing, Skilled in information security management with expertise in Zero Trust Analysis, vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, threat emulation, incident handling, and disaster recovery. Has served in senior cybersecurity roles including Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, and Director of IT Services and Support with responsibility for information security management, brand/reputation management, and organizational security posturing.


University of Maryland, Global Campus: MSc, Cybersecurity Technology
Touro University International: MBA, Global Logistics Management
Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus: BA, Economics
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
National Defense University: Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence/Cyber Staff and Operations Course (JC4ICSOC) Graduate

Christina Pitre – MPA, PMP

Program Manager

Project Manager with over 10 years of experience across multiple projects concentrated in Category Management and Change Management in the healthcare field. In local government and non-profit mental healthcare institutions, she has implemented Same Day Access programs in Virginia and in Texas, increasing patient care and satisfaction. She is a seasoned operational business strategist with 15+ years of business and operational leadership experience across healthcare settings. She is known for providing program leadership for new key initiatives implemented in local government and non-profit settings, resulting in $25 million dollars of funding for mental health contracts. With her team, she uses a coaching and mentoring-based leadership approach to build strong and confident team members ensuring project success. 


University of Texas at Dallas: Master’s in Public Affairs 
University of Texas at Dallas: Bachelors in Brain and Behavioral Sciences
Georgetown University: Certification in Project Management 
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)

Kendal Vahovius – DPA, MPA

Senior Management Analyst

United States Air Force Veteran with fifteen years of combined military and public- sector experience. Skilled in strategic operations management, program evaluation, policy analysis, knowledge management, records management, and test evaluation. Capacity for advanced statistical research analysis, and qualitative and quantitative research. Professional experience includes roles within operations management, knowledge management, and senior functional analyst positions at multiple government and Department of Defense (DoD) headquarter agencies.

Previously provided support to the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL) – Category Management Support Office (CMSO). Managed and audited JIRA for Sprint planning and development of Epics, Tasks, User Stories, and Backlog creation for client regarding the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and IT system development.

Published Doctoral Dissertation: “Review of the Military’s Sexual Assault Prevention Programs”, with a direct qualitative study focused on public policy and cognitive analysis. Conducted multiple interviews and presented recommendations to Pentagon and DoD senior leadership, including international program standards, policy formulation, and strategic objectives.


Walden University: Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)
West Chester University of Pennsylvania: Master of Public Administration (MPA)
University of Pittsburgh: B.A. Media and Professional Communications
Associates, Human Resources Management
Associates, Avionic Systems Technology