Caliburn International Announces Intention to Split into Two Companies: Acuity International and Valiance Humanitarian
RESTON, VA – Caliburn International, LLC, a leading provider of professional services and specialized technology solutions for the U.S. government and commercial clients worldwide, announced today that it intends to separate into two independent companies. The decision was made after an extensive strategic review by the Board of Directors, senior management, and their advisors, who concluded that, given the diverse nature of the Company’s capabilities, missions, and customers, it is in the best interest of its constituents to separate into two companies.
The two new companies are:
- Acuity International, which will be comprised of the company’s (i) Engineering & Technology, (ii) Advanced Medical, and (iii) Global Mission business units and,
- Valiance Humanitarian (“Valiance”), which will continue the company’s humanitarian efforts, primarily to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Robert Stalick, who currently serves as President of Caliburn’s Engineering and Technology business unit, has been named the Chief Executive Officer of Acuity International. Melissa Aguilar, M.S.S.W., LMSW, LCCA, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Valiance Humanitarian. Jim Van Dusen, currently Chief Executive Officer of Caliburn, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors of Acuity International and remain a senior advisor to both companies.
Thomas J. Campbell, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, “Caliburn has reached a pivotal moment in its evolution and growth, and this decision to split the company into two separate entities will allow each company to have the strategic focus to better satisfy its respective customers’ missions. This separation is a natural progression given the different capabilities required to support our customers who rely on our expertise in Engineering and Technology, Advanced Medical and Global Missions and our customers focused on Humanitarian Assistance. This will position Acuity International to continue to grow by investing in complementary capabilities, particularly those with a technology focus such as cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. Similarly, Valiance will be able to expand its ability to support humanitarian efforts.”
Mr. Stalick, the CEO of Acuity International, said, “Our three business practices will continue to provide high-value, technology-centered and innovative solutions to both our domestic and international customers. We have invested a significant amount of R&D resources over the past couple of years in new technology and plan to go to market with two new software products – “CostPro” and "MLINK” – in the second quarter. We have an excellent team and a diversified set of capabilities. I am honored to be able to lead the company as we continue our growth and evolution.”
Ambassador William Todd, former Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management, has joined Acuity International as Chief Revenue Officer. David Williams, formerly Vice President/General Manager of the Healthcare Provider practice of Conduent, has been named as President, Advanced Medical. Acuity International is actively recruiting a President for its Engineering & Technology business unit.
Two of Caliburn’s current senior management will assume new roles within Acuity International. C.D. Moore, who has served as Chief Operations Officer since 2019, has been named President of Global Mission Services, overseeing efforts that include base operations, logistics, security services, munitions, and specialized engineering projects. Frank Pandolfe, who served as Executive Vice President for Corporate Development since 2019, will become President, International Operations and will be headquartered in the United Arab Emirates.
Mr. Stalick will also retain his role as President and CEO of Owl Cyber Defense (“Owl”). Owl is a leading provider of highly differentiated cybersecurity solutions utilized by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Intelligence Community and critical infrastructure, both domestically and internationally. Separately, Owl has been collaborating with Acuity International on the introduction of Owl’s suite of cyber products and solutions to Acuity International’s customer base. Both companies are owned by affiliates of DC Capital Partners.
Ms. Aguilar, CEO of Valiance Humanitarian, said, “Our humanitarian work is extremely important, and we look forward to continuing to support our current clients at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). We are particularly dedicated to ORR’s compassionate and vital mission to protect unaccompanied minors and support the needs of their families, as well as expand our capabilities to serve new clients with similar requirements. Valiance Humanitarian will focus all its attention on humanitarian efforts and find additional ways to support our customers in this critical mission.”
Jessica Martinez has been named Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of HHS Programs for Valiance Humanitarian. Francisco Quezada has been named Director of Operations and Facilities. The company is actively recruiting a Chief Financial Officer.
Both Acuity International and Valiance Humanitarian will soon be announcing the members of their respective Board of Directors as well as additional personnel appointments and promotions.
The separation of Caliburn into the two companies is expected to be completed by September 30, 2021, subject to receipt of necessary regulatory approvals.
Acuity International, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, provides process and technology-based critical services to global government and commercial enterprises. With expertise in a range of engineering and consulting, software solutions, medical care, occupational health, global mission, environmental remediation, and secure and complex construction management services, augmented by deep expertise in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and cloud solutions, Acuity International is positioned to assist its customers in their critical missions anywhere in the world with the latest technology and repeatable processes.
Valiance Humanitarian, headquartered in Los Fresnos, Texas, is primarily focused on its humanitarian mission work through residential program operations in support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement and its care of unaccompanied minors. The Company is uniquely positioned to provide upfront response in impacted areas and is leading the way with its ability to provide diversified programs that shelter minors of all ages and needs. Our expertise and skillset allow us to hire, train, and retain talented employees, which in turn provides the best services to those we care for and our clients.
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