Leadership

Frank A.P. Yurkovich, President/CEO
Mr. Yurkovich founded Golden Seal Enterprises, LLC (GSE) in 1992 after an 18-year career with the U.S. Navy Special Warfare (SEAL) Community and Naval Special Warfare Training Center (BUD/S).  He is internationally recognized as a leader, manager, and trainer in maritime security, physical security, special weapons and tactics, protective driving, surveillance detection, and improvised explosive devices. His experiences include:

  • Personally being selected as a plank owner (founding member) of the Navy’s distinguished first counter-terrorism team (SEAL Team Six) and the first anti-terrorism team (Red Cell - Naval Security Coordination Team).
  • Implementing lesson plans for the development of all world-class training and instruction at BSR, Inc. today to include:  Executive Protection, Surveillance Detection, Firearms, and Counter-Terrorism/Anti-Terrorism Driving.
  • Managing an operating budget of $26M at Alexis International while supervising the creation of firing ranges and training facilities for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Air Defense Command’s Military Police School. 
  • Serving as a Vice President at USIS, managing a program of over $500M.  This program performed high-risk protective training and physical protection of Iraq’s top seven ministers to include the Prime Minister and provided similar protective services in Afghanistan.

Mr. Yurkovich holds many certifications and licenses to include, but are not limited to: Paramedic, Diver Medic, PADI Master Scuba Instructor, Protective Security Driving Instructor, VA DCJS Certified Instructor and Firearms Instructor, NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, and Commercial Pilot in fixed wing and rotorcraft.



Marci S.C. Yurkovich, Executive Vice President

Ms. Yurkovich has over 20 years business management experience providing diversified contract and financial management, human resources and customer interface, and project support to ensure timely delivery of products and services on commercial and government-funded projects. A high performer and natural leader with a strong work ethic, high integrity, mature judgment, excellent written and oral communication skills and dependability. She is proficient in English and Spanish and computer applications. Her specific experiences include:

  • Project management/oversight to include schedule and cost monitoring, review and control.
  • Cradle-to-grave contracts administration including compliance with government Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), DFAR and ITAR; government proposal process; funds expenditure and tracking of incurred costs. In addition, her subcontracts administration experience includes the creation of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), cost and price analysis, single source justifications, negotiations, subcontract award and administration.
  • Certified Quality Assurance Auditor for ISO9002 certified operations.    
  • Office and personnel management conducting human resources, finance, security, and facility operations.

Ms. Yurkovich holds a Bachelors of Science in Health Services Administration and a Minor in Business Management from James Madison University in Virginia. She is a Department of Criminal Justice Services registered Private Investigator, Unarmed Security Officer and Personal Protection Specialist and a Certified American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor. She is Board Member of the Youth Development Center in Winchester, VA.




Keith Lowry, Vice President of Operations

Mr. Lowry has over 34 years of experience in the intelligence community. His expertise includes developing U.S. national and departmental policies and doctrine as well as representing the U.S. Government in creating emergent international partnerships. He is a retired Navy Captain. His experiences include:

  • Serving as a commercial sector Senior Vice-president responsible for creating, developing, and delivering counter insider threat, cyber security, and counterintelligence programs to worldwide commercial and governmental clients.
  • Serving as Director of the insider threat and counterintelligence program at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Serving as a Chief of counterintelligence strategy development and publication for the U.S. Government.
  • Serving as a Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Defense for Human Intelligence, Counterintelligence and Security at the Pentagon.
  • Serving as a law enforcement officer and high-technology crime unit detective.


Mr. Lowry has led investigations in unauthorized computer accesses, forensic computer searches, computer and computer component theft and robbery, trade secret and intellectual property theft, physical security programs, and countering insider threats.



Terri Oguz, Director of Investigations
Ms. Oguz has over 30 years of research, litigation support and investigative management experience. She manages GSE’s Investigative Division and she oversees all client investigative projects and develops all investigative protocols and procedures. Her experience includes:

  • Liability management.
  • Complex business investigations.
  • Due diligence investigations.
  • Environmental investigations.
  • Historical and archival research.
  • Insurance archeology.
  • Settlement negotiation.
  • Litigation support.


Ms. Oguz has been a VA DCJS registered private investigator since 1993 and is also a participant in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Expert Witness Program (Environmental and Natural Resource Division). She routinely assists the DOJ Environmental Enforcement and Defense sections with historical and archival research and has prepared a number of presentations for television broadcast on the history of the oil industry and has authored articles on the recovery of insurance for long tail environmental liabilities. She also serves as Vice President of the National Institute of Genealogical Research Alumni Association and is listed with National Archives as an independent researcher.



Greg Beauvais , Director of Training
Mr. Beauvais completed the final 7 years of his 22 year active duty career on the Marine Security Guard Program working in conjunction with the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security at American Embassies abroad.  He served as a Detachment Commander in San Jose, Costa Rica, Beijing, China and Moscow Russia.  Mr. Beauvais also served as an Instructor Advisor and Chief Instructor at Marine Security Guard School, Quantico, VA.  Additionally, he was the Hargrave Military Academy Rifle Team Coach when the academy won 3 State Championships over a five year period. His specific training and instructor experience include: 

  • Participating in Operation Desert Storm ground campaign.
  • Security management and supervisory skills.
  • Experience as instructor/trainer.
  • Firearms, Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
  • Monadnock PR-24 and straight police batons.
  • Pressure point control and defensive tactics (PPCT).
  • Handcuffing techniques.
  • Chemical munitions and aerosol agents.
  • Edged weapons and knife defense.
  • NRA Basic Rifle and Pistol course instructor.
  • NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor.

 

Mr. Beauvais is a NRA Certified Pistol and Rifle Instructor, VA DCJS Certified Instructor and Firearms Instructor, MEB/MDTS Instructor and OC Aerosol Projectors Instructor.  He has practical experience in developing and implementing operational emergency plans for bomb threat, external defense, internal defense, intruder containment, fire, and safe haven evacuation and medical  procedures. 



Karl Dear, Assistant Director of Training

Mr. Dear is a former active-duty Marine with eight years of honorable service as an infantryman and weapons instructor.  He also competed in many firearms competitions during this time.  His deployments took him to nearly 30 countries and his competitions earned him numerous awards to include the coveted Marine Corps Distinguished Marksman Shield.  His final assignment in the Marine Corps was as the Marksmanship Coordinator for the All-Marine Corps Shooting Teams based out of Quantico, Virginia. His specific instructor qualifications include: 

  • U.S. Marine Corps Range Coach, Primary Marksmanship Instructor, and Small-Arms Weapons Instructor.
  • Monadnock Senior Instructor (Instructor-Trainer).
  • ASP Tactical Baton / Cuffing Instructor.
  • NRA Law Enforcement Handgun, Shotgun and Patrol Rifle Instructor.
  • American Red Cross Instructor for CPR/AED and First Aid.
  • Emergency Driving Instructor.
  • Rape Aggression Defense Instructor.
  • “TATSOL” Reality Based Scenario Instructor.
  • NRA Range Safety Officer.

Mr. Dear has a degree in Criminal Justice.  Prior to joining GSE, Mr. Dear worked as a Training Instructor and as a federal police officer.  He has developed many law enforcement and firearms training programs in the National Capitol Region and has been requested by State and Federal agencies as a guest speaker and/or instructor.  He is also a certified armorer by numerous firearms manufacturers.



Matt Jenkins, Director of Electronic Security

Mr. Jenkins has over ten years experience working as a Telecommunications/Security Specialist who is adept at designing, installing and managing complex projects on time and on budget. He has expertise in the below fields: 

  • Wireless Mesh Networks.
  • Contingency Communications.
  • PBX Phone Systems.
  • Security Protection Equipment.
  • Structured Cabling and Fiber Optics.
  • Data Center Infrastructure.
  • Operations Center Troubles.
  • Emergency Operations.
  • Mass Notification.

Mr. Jenkinsí training and certifications include: Department of Criminal Justice (DCJS) Electronics Security, Sales and Locksmith, Building Industry Consulting Service International Installer 1, AMP NetConnect Installer, Firetide Wireless Mesh Network Installer, Molex Structured Cabling Installer, Oracle, Aiphone Technician, Bosch-Security/Access Control/Fire Control, Bisci, Credits, Mobotix and Cooper Mass Notification Programming.