Our Leadership

Debra Yamanaka
Chief Executive Officer

As Excel Technologies’ CEO, Deb brings 36 years of management, technology, and resiliency expertise with a specific focus on organizational resilience and crisis management.  Although she began her career in the Intelligence Community where she focused on both advanced analytic and collaboration tools as well as continuity of government, she has worked with clients throughout the National Security, Defense, Civilian, and Commercial sectors. Her beginnings as a technologist means she keeps her hands in current and emerging technology trends and is as comfortable discussing organizational transformational goals and modernization as she is monitoring bloom patterns in a pandemic. She loves swapping war stories and has quite a few to share. Deb studied at the University of Virginia and remains a life-long, curiosity-based, learner.

Since 2014, Deb’s almost constant companion has been Honor, her white shepherd/husky mix Service Dog.  Functioning as a unified team they understand through firsthand experience many of the challenges those within the SD community face when navigating personal and professional landscapes.  Her unwavering belief in the potential of humanity’s future underpins Excel’s actions and focus on helping move our clients “Ever Upward”. In her personal life she spends what little spare time she has with family and friends, pursuing her numerous hobbies, camping, gaming, and as close to salt water as possible.

A Woman-Owned Small Business