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W. Dennis Maez, President – Principal Consultant

Mr. Maez has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and security system evaluations. Mr. Maez served for 21 years as a Special Agent of the United States Secret Service having retired in September of 2003 as the Special Agent in charge of the San Antonio, Texas District.


In October of 2003, Mr. Maez founded Maez Security Consultants. (MSC) in San Antonio, Texas. Maez Security Consultants, Inc. has grown to include offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico and Guatemala City, Guatemala.



MSC has provided consulting services for companies such as Fox News Network, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Tarrant Regional Water District, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Home Depot, Hunt Oil, and many more, both in the public and private sectors.


Mr. Maez’s professional career began as a police officer with the Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department where he attained the rank of Sergeant prior to accepting an appointment as a Special Agent of the United States Secret Service.


Mr. Maez served for approximately 21 years as a Secret Service Agent, five years of which were assigned to the White House protecting former presidents George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton and their families. In September 2003, Mr. Maez retired from the position of Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio District.


Dennis Maez’s formal education began at the University of Albuquerque while as a police officer he earned an Associate's Degree in Police Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Studies. Mr. Maez also attended the University of New Mexico and earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration.


Mr. Maez currently resides in both Albuquerque, New Mexico and Dallas, Texas.

Doug Gibson, Vice President

Mr. Gibson has been with Maez Security Consultants. since 2008 and is responsible for conducting vulnerability assessments, security equipment technology specification analysis, developing security policies and procedures, and providing additional consulting services. Mr. Gibson manages multiple large corporate accounts, both in the public and private Sectors.


Prior to joining Maez Security Consultants, Mr. Gibson’s area of expertise was in private and public sector labor management. He has also worked in political strategy and analysis.


Mr. Gibson was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 2003, having earned the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Gibson spent more than a year at sea and deployed with both the 31st and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Units. In 2002, he conducted operations out of the Joint Special Operations Command during Operation Enduring Freedom.


Mr. Gibson is recognized in the security consulting industry as a subject matter expert in vulnerability and risk assessment, technical resource specification selection and conceptual system design. He currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Walter Farrer, Senior Consultant – Latin America

Walter M. Farrer is Senior Security Consultant for Maez Security Consultants. in Mexico and throughout Latin America. Mr. Farrer serves multinational corporations throughout the Latin American region in security related issues such as risk assessments, training, executive protection, and corporate investigations.


Having worked for over 17 years in the security industry, Farrer has an extensive background in executive protection, corporate investigations and business management. Farrer worked for 3M Company as corporate security manager for Mexico. In this position, he was responsible for managing the areas of physical security, executive protection, emergency preparedness, crisis management, and corporate investigations.


He has been responsible for the briefing and training of foreign executives, their families, and the people responsible for their protection in defensive driving and security concerns. In addition, Farrer has been in charge for the executive protection of high-level executives, celebrities, and other public figures, such as Lech Walesa, Salma Hayek, Julio Iglesias, Denzel Washington, Elizabeth Hurley, Edson Arce Do Nacimento (Pelé), and corporate CEOs, to mention a few.


Furthermore, Farrer has lectured internationally in many forums on security matters. Farrer has also made security presentations for business and professional groups in Mexico and in Latin America. Mr. Farrer is fluent in English and Spanish and studied Business Administration at the Universidad Anáhuac del Sur in Mexico City. He was certified by the Scotti School of Defensive Driving in Executive Protection (May 1997), and as a Police Driving Instructor (September 1997). He has been an active member of the American Society for Industrial Security since 1997. Mr. Farrer resides in Mexico City, Mexico.

Chris Sioss, Consultant

Mr. Sioss has been working from Southern California as a consultant with MSC since 2010, assisting with vulnerability assessments and special projects in the Southwest and Mexico. In 2012 Mr. Sioss moved from the San Diego area to Albuquerque to join us full-time at Maez Security Consultants.


In addition to his security consulting duties, Mr. Sioss also helps coordinate our private investigation services.


Before joining Maez Security Consultants. full-time, Mr. Sioss spent the last 12 years with a California law firm, assisting attorneys specializing in civil litigation.

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