Meet the Team
Stephen Thomas, Owner / Chief
Steve started his career in the private security industry over two decades ago having co-founded one of the largest private security companies in Northeast Ohio. Steve left the company to start Xcalibre Protective Services. With his advanced knowledge of the security industry (including over ten years of law enforcement experience), and the network he created over the years, Steve has made Xcalibre to be the one of the leading providers of security services in Northeast Ohio.
Rick Isabella, Vice President / Assistant Chief
Rick currently works for the City of Eastlake Police Department, with over twenty-five years of law enforcement experience, where he holds the rank of Senior Patrolman. Rick has spent most of his career focusing on investigations, having been a Detective and a member of the Crime Supression Unit. Rick is a certified Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) Examiner and a licensed Private Investigator with the State of Ohio, with over fifteen years of experience.
Mike Werner, Vice President / Executive Lieutenant
Mike currently serves as a Lieutenant with the City of Eastlake Police Department, with over twenty-four years of experience. Mike is also a hostage negotiator for the Western Lake County S.W.A.T team. Mike holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice as well as a Masters Degree in Justice Administration. Mike is a graduate of the FBI National Academy; Session 263 (2016) and is currently going through the Ohio Certified Law Enforcement Executive program; Session XXIV.
Alex Hyla, Director of Operations / Lieutenant
Alex has been in law enforcement since 2014 and currently serves as a Sergeant for a police department in Lake County, Ohio. Alex has worked as a Detective, Crime Scene Investigator and a Taser instructor. Alex has advanced training and experience in the private security industry, having worked high-risk jobs including security contracting for manufacturing businesses in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, dignitary protection details, armed escorts of high-value items, and surveillance in high-threat environments. Outside of Xcalibre, Alex works with government contract agencies, and a retired Director of the United States Secret Service.