Catapult Consultants Names John Kimmins as Chief Technology Officer
Sep 09, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Catapult Consultants, a professional services firm, announced that it has appointed John Kimmins as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
According to a release, Kimmins will lead the strategic direction and growth of Catapult's existing technical offerings and enhance the company's emerging advancements in cyber security and information technology services.
Kimmins has over 40 years of experience serving clients in the intelligence, defense, and financial banking sectors. His professional focus has been in developing security solutions and services and next generation networks.
Prior to Catapult, the company noted, Kimmins was Executive Director of a global cyber security consulting practice in Applied Communication Sciences (formerly Telcordia Technologies). As a leader in security solutions development, John worked with governments, global service providers, international suppliers, utilities, financial services organizations and enterprises to identify vulnerabilities and implement tactical and strategic risk management approaches. He also pioneered security risk assessment methodologies for Smart Grid, Supply Chain Integrity, broadband networking, 3G/4G mobile technology and IPTV. He managed national security focused programs addressing technology and standards analyses.
Kimmins has also published papers on the vulnerabilities of different aspects of the global telecommunications network. He has participated in standards and industry working groups to establish industry best practices. In addition, he received the Fellow Award for contributions to the security of the public telecommunications infrastructure.
Prior to Applied Communication Sciences, Kimmins was with AT&T Bell Laboratories and Bellcore where he was a member of the technical staff and conducted control reviews and supplied control requirements for critical software systems.
"We are extremely pleased to have John join Catapult Consultants. He is truly a trusted advisor to government clients as well as Global Fortune 100 companies," said William Senich, Chief Executive Officer of Catapult. "John's impressive track record and proven strategic thinking will be critical factors in helping us expand our capabilities and service offerings specific to the defense, healthcare, national security and commercial sectors."
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