Catapult Consultants recruits security expert


Professional services firm Catapult Consultants has appointed John Kimmins as chief technology officer (CTO). Kimmins will lead the strategic direction and growth of Catapult’s existing technical offerings and look to advance the company’s offering in cyber security and information technology services.

“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.”

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, 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, he 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.

“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.”