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TMCNet:  Cyber Security Expert John Kimmins Joins Catapult Consultants As Chief Technology Officer

[September 04, 2013]

Cyber Security Expert John Kimmins Joins Catapult Consultants As Chief Technology Officer

ARLINGTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--

Catapult Consultants, LLC, a leading professional services firm, announced today that it has appointed John Kimmins (News - Alert) as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Mr. 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.

John Kimmins, Global Chief Technology Officer, Catapult Consultants (Photo: Business Wire)

John Kimmins, Global Chief Technology Officer, Catapult Consultants (Photo: Business Wire)

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 (News - Alert) 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 technlogy and IPTV (News - Alert). 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. In addition, he received the prestigious Fellow Award for contributions to the security of the public telecommunications infrastructure.

Prior to Applied Communication Sciences, Mr. Kimmins was with AT&T (News - Alert) 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."

"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."

ABOUT CATAPULT CONSULTANTS, LLC

Based in Arlington, Virginia, Catapult Consultants is a professional services and management consulting company specializing in mission-critical information technology, cybersecurity, supply chain risk management, mobile technology, financial management and healthcare solutions for the U.S. government and commercial organizations. Catapult Consultants is among the INC. 500/5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States four years in a row. Catapult's professionals help government and commercial organizations achieve operational excellence by delivering innovative analytic and security solutions that reduce operating costs, increase organizational effectiveness and promote optimum performance. Catapult employees serve throughout the U.S. and at mission-critical locations worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.catapultconsultants.com.

Editors Note: Mr. Kimmins welcomes inquiries from journalists on issues related to cyber security, critical infrastructure, smart grid, supply chain integrity, next generation information technology and networks, 3G/4G mobile technology, telecommunications, IPTV, and multi-media security.


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