Catapult Consultants appoints chief technology officer
Sep 13, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Catapult Consultants, LLC, a professional services firm, has appointed John Kimmins as chief technology officer.
Mr Kimmins will lead the strategic direction and growth of Catapult's existing technical offerings and enhance the company's advancements in cyber security and information technology services. Mr 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, Mr 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.
Mr 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.
Prior to Applied Communication Sciences, Mr 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, CEO 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."
"I am excited and energized to join Catapult Consultants," said Kimmins. "I look forward to leveraging my expertise to accelerate the company's technical capabilities to the markets they serve and plan to serve."
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