Oceus Networks has appointed Jim Patterson vice president of special programs, giving him responsibility for leading pursuit of new markets in the defense and intelligence sectors through new partnerships and applications.
The Reston, Va.-based broadband provider said in a release he will also be responsible for financial performance, strategy and execution across international, public safety and U.S. federal civilian markets.
This is the second executive appointment Oceus has announced this week, with the firm also naming 30-year human resources veteran Catherine Caudell to lead strategic HR functions.
“Jim brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in developing and delivering complex emerging technology solutions, ” said Randy Fuerst, chief operating officer.
Fuerst added Patterson brings a background in cybersecurity, defense and software development as the company delivers broadband services to tactical and enterprise customers worldwide.
Before joining Oceus, Patterson held executive roles at L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL), CloudShield Technologies, Pulse Capital, LLC and Mission Research Corp.