Industry-leading team of medical, intelligence and security/counterterrorism professionals with extensive backgrounds in commercial and local, state and federal government organizations, with proven performance in operational emergency medicine contingency planning, training and care delivery on all seven continents

Sean Siler, DO

President & Chief Medical Officer

Sean Siler is a broadly experienced Emergency Physician and business leader with extensive experience in the private, corporate, and government sectors.  He has practiced for years across a spectrum from small community hospitals to large academic medical centers, including concierge medical care for elite patients in the Washington D.C. area.  His government experience at the national level includes leading crucial parts of the Federal response to numerous natural disasters and National Special Security Events (NSSE).  His unique military experience includes conventional and special operations leadership and command positions across an ongoing 24-year career with 4 combat deployments. His diverse business background includes leadership roles in biotech companies, several startup pharmaceutical and laboratory companies, a Caribbean based Air Ambulance Company, advising private equity investors, and corporate medical consulting.

Education & Training

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, B.A.

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, M.B.A.

  • Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, D.O. (Sigma Sigma Phi)

  • San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Transitional Internship and Emergency Medicine Residency

Past & Current Appointments

  • University of North Carolina

  • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

  • George Washington University

  • Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Methodist University

  • Advisor, Drake Partners

  • AeroMD

  • Entegrion, Inc.

Government or Military Experience

  • Commander, 94th Combat Support Hospital, USAR (selected)

  • Command Surgeon, US Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne)

  • Deputy Command Surgeon, US Army Special Operations Command (Airborne)

  • Commander, 1493rd Medical Detachment (CSC)

  • Battalion Surgeon, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

  • Army Flight Surgeon, Hyperbaric Medical Officer and Parachutist

  • Deputy Chief Medical Officer, National Disaster Medical System, US Department of Health and Human Services

  • Numerous special operations assignments and deployments in support of US Special Operations Command.

Areas of Focus

  • Concierge and VIP Medical Support

  • Remote Surgical Support

  • Planning and Execution of Global Medical Support

  • Aviation, Tropical and Hyperbaric Medicine

  • Medical Entrepreneurism

  • Business case analysis for medical care, procedures, and programs

  • Process improvement with emphasis on operations interventions


  • Journal of Disaster Medicine

  • Journal of Burn Care Research

  • Journal of Special Operations Medicine

  • Chapter Author, Essential Emergency Medicine for the Healthcare Practitioner, Sawyer et al.

  • Chapter Author, Disaster Medicine, Ciottone et al.

  • Contributor, Department of Defense Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC)


  • CDC and American College of Surgeons, Expert Panel on EMS Field Triage Guidelines

  • Western University of Health Sciences, Keynote Speaker

Most memorable overseas experiences include flying critically injured patients over the Hindu-Kush mountains, treating tropical diseases along the Amazon River, and exploring the rich heritage of over a dozen European countries. When not working, you will find him traveling with his family or manning a barbeque.

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David Thompson, MPAS, PA-C

Deputy Chief Medical Officer

David Thompson is a seasoned, senior practicing Physician Assistant, leader and educator with extensive experience providing quality care to a wide range of patients in challenging environments. He has practiced for years in Emergency Medicine, Acute Care Surgery and the Operational Medicine environment. A solid leader, David’s military experience spans three decades and has included multiple challenging command, staff and training positions. He is a much sought-after clinical teacher and has taught and lectured medics, physician assistants, physicians and non-medical personnel from a wide variety of backgrounds globally. David has had first-hand experience for decades responding to some of our nation’s greatest challenges, from hurricane relief missions, to consulting on national level medical projects to leading missions in combat as a military medical officer.

Education & Training

  • Salisbury University, Salisbury MD, (BS)

  • Wake Forest University, Physician Assistant Program

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha NE, Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

  • Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS

  • Naval War College, College of Command & Staff, Portsmouth RI

  • Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

Past & Current Appointments

  • Wake Forest University

  • Campbell University

  • University Uniformed Services of Health Sciences

  • Methodist University

Government or Military Experience

  • Command Surgeon, US Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne)

  • Deputy Command Surgeon, US Army Special Operations Command (Airborne)

  • Deputy Commander, Clinical Services, 1st Medical Training Brigade

  • Commander, 7236th Medical Support Unit

  • Battalion Flight Surgeon, 1-130th Aviation Battalion (Attack)

  • Army Aeromedical Physician Assistant, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, Air Assault, and Airborne qualified

  • Numerous other challenging assignments and deployments both CONUS and OCONUS

Areas of Focus

  • Remote Surgical Support

  • Acute Care Surgery and Emergency Medicine

  • Simulation in Medical Training

  • Leadership, Mentoring and Training of junior medical personnel


  • Journal of Special Operations Medicine

  • Confèdèration Interallièe des Officers Mèdicaux de Rèserve

  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

Most memorable experiences include providing emergency surgical care for critically injured patients in combat and training a multi-ethnic, multinational, multi-service team in tactical combat casualty care on an assignment in the Middle East. When not working or traveling, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, playing and performing music and spending time in the great outdoors.

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Board of Advisors

VIGILINT’s Board of Advisors is a group of world-class senior leaders and executives with deep experience in the homeland security, intelligence, defense and special events industries. This team’s expertise covers the spectrum from highly successful private equity companies to large government agencies and affords us a unique set of perspectives on today’s global operating environment and its medical and physical threats. Whether planning a comprehensive protective medicine solution for an international sporting event or supporting an embedded security team within a Fortune 500 company, VIGILINT brings a real-world approach grounded in advice from an accomplished Board of Advisors with decades of experience in some of the most challenging of circumstances.

Jeffrey W. Runge, MD, FACEP

President, Biologue, Inc. Director and National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Runge has over 30 years of experience as an emergency medicine physician and strategic consulting counsel for companies in the health, defense and security sectors as well as corporate board service for public companies in the medical care and biodefense sectors. His previous leadership positions include Chief Medical Officer for the US Department of Homeland Security and Administrator for the US Department of Transportation. Currently, Dr. Runge is the President of Biologue, Inc, a consultant practice focused on public policy and strategy in the fields of biodefense, medical preparedness, emergency medical services delivery and road safety. Additionally, Dr. Runge directs the National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness Program for the University of North Carolina (UNC) that is improving the nation’s bio-preparedness and biological surveillance capabilities. He also serves as Senior Advisor for the Chertoff Group, and Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine for UNC School of Medicine.

Education & Training

  • Residency in Emergency Medicine (1984)

  • Medical University of South Carolina, MD, Medicine (1981)

  • The University of the South, BA, Biology (1977)

Past & Current Appointments

  • President, Biologue, Inc, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Director, National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness, University of Chapel Hill, NC

  • Senior Advisor, The Chertoff Group, Washington, DC

  • Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Clinical and Research Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Government or Military Experience

  • Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, US Department of Homeland Security, Washington DC

  • Administrator, US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington DC

Areas of Focus

  • Medical preparedness and Emergency medical services

  • Biological and chemical defense

  • Workforce health protection

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Suzanne Garber

Co-Founder, Gauze

Co-founder of Gauze, the world’s most comprehensive database of hospitals outside the USA, Suzanne Garber previously was COO of International SOS where she led strategy and operations to evacuate thousands of travelers from catastrophes worldwide including the Arab spring and Haiti earthquake, and Managing Director of FedEx South America, based in Brazil.  A dual US/EU citizen with a bachelor’s degree with honors in foreign languages from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree recipient with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, Garber was reared in Africa, Latin America, and Europe.  She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  Her professional work, including her work in directing, writing and producing short documentary, “GAUZE:  Unraveling Global Healthcare,” has taken her to every continent and 100+ countries.

Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania, MS, Liberal Arts, Environmental Science

  • Rutgers University, BA, Foreign Languages and Political Science

Areas of Focus

  • Healthcare Technology

  • Risk Mitigation

  • Globalization


  • "Executive Interview Skills for Millennials" Blue Steps Magazine, September 2016

  • "Four Resume Steps for Upwardly Mobile Millennials" Blue Steps Magazine, July 2016

  • The Severance Balloon” Blue Steps Magazine, January, 2016

  • “The Don’ts of Safety Networking” Blue Steps Magazine, September, 2015

  • "Executive Networking: The Importance of Creating your Safety Network” Blue Steps Magazine, May, 2015

  • SAFETY NETwork: A Tale of Ten Truths of Executive Networking (CreateSpace: 2015) The International Executive’s Resource Guide: Stories of International Business

  • The International Executive’s Resource Guide: Stories of International Business Success Across Geographies, Industries, and Cultures (IERG: 2015)

  • “Comparing Global Orthopedic Costs: Ball and Socket or Ball and Chain?” Medical Tourism Magazine, April, 2015

  • “From the Top: Duty of Care”, Project Management Magazine, February 2011

  • “Putting Duty of Care on Your Organization’s Radar Screen”, Mobility Magazine, July 2010

  • "Duty of Care: Roadmap for Risk Managers. A Three Step Plan for Success: Plan, Do Check”, Risk Management Magazine, May 2010

  • Contributor to articles in: The NY Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Forbes.com, LA Times, Yahoo! News, US News & World Report, CBS News Online, NBC News Online, MSN Travel, Career Builder, Daily Finance, CNBC, SmartCEO, FoxNews.com, Business Travel Executive Magazine, AARP, Rutgers Magazine, Expat Women, Medical Travel Today, International Travel and Health Insurance Journal, WorkWise, The TravelMarket Report, The Network Journal, Expat Info Desk, American Express Open Forum, Greenwich Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, BizJournals, Business Travel News, ASTA Smart Brief, Small Business Digest, Society for Financial Awareness, Money Matters Radio, Executive Leaders Radio, Non-Profit Business Advisor, Prositions Talent Prospectives, Ignite Magazine, InsuranceQuotes.com, ContingencyPlanning.com, Family Travel Magazine, WomenInBiz Blog, Cio.com, Glass Hammer, More.com, TopFloor, Utah Deseret News, Today’s Leading Women, The Street, and Advance Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine, Blue Steps, WomenBizBlog, and the University of Pennsylvania Alumni blog.

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Hill Carrow

Chief Executive Officer, Sports & Properties

Hill Carrow is CEO of Sports & Properties, Inc. (SPI), a sports and entertainment marketing and development firm based in Raleigh, NC. SPI serves a number of corporate clients and assists communities with sports and entertainment economic development projects. SPI also specializes in naming rights, ranging from major sports venues to performing arts centers. Previously, Mr. Carrow served as Vice President of Olympic Properties of the U.S. (OPUS) and Director of Corporate Partnerships and Services for the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs. Before joining the USOC, he was Director of Sara Lee Corporation’s $100+ million sponsorship of the Atlanta and Lillehammer Olympic Games. From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Carrow served as President and Executive Director of U.S. Olympic Festival 1987, America’s largest Olympic-style, multi-sport event.

Mr. Carrow founded NC Amateur Sports, one of the country’s oldest sports commissions, in 1980. He founded the State Games of North Carolina in 1986 and directed the successful U.S. Olympic Festival in North Carolina’s Triangle area in 1987. Subsequently he founded the National Association of Sports Commissions in 1990 and served as Chairman. More recently Mr. Carrow founded the Triangle Sports Commission in 2000 and the North Carolina Sports Association (NCSA) in 2002 and served as chairman of the NCSA from 2002-2007.

Mr. Carrow is an attorney and a member in the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the North Carolina Bar.

Ray Fitzgerald

Chief Executive Officer, BlackPoint Ventures

Mr. Fitzgerald is the founder and CEO of BlackPoint Ventures, a consulting and services company providing corporate leadership, strategic vision and business structure oversight, M&A due diligence, business development and emerging technology evaluation services in the Aerospace and Defense, Technology, Logistics and Health Care industries. He has over 25 years of industry, aviation and military experience, including the founding BroadBay Group Corporation, a Special Mission Aviation company which provides full spectrum ISR services to US Government, allied foreign nations and commercial clients.

Education & Training

  • U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, M.B.A.

  • The Catholic University of America, B.A. Financial Management

  • USMC MAWTS-1 Forward Air Controller (FAC(A)) graduate

  • US Naval Aviation Safety School, Aviation Safety Officer Command COI

Past & Current Appointments

  • CEO, BlackPoint Ventures

  • Director, Defense Liaison, for 501(c) 3 Operation Love the Children of Haiti Orphanage

  • Founder, President and CEO, BroadBay Group, Corp.

  • American Airlines 737, 727 International First Officer

Areas of Focus

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Emerging technologies evaluation

  • Logistics

  • Health Care

  • Special Mission Aviation

Most memorable locations from global experiences: Haiti, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Europe, and the Balkans. Between work assignments, and at the sole discretion of his family, you can find him training for next year's New York City Marathon or flying WWII Warbirds.

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