Maximus’ Jennifer Ferreira has been named vice president of business development with a focus on the Department of Homeland Security.
“Maximus has an impressive reputation with federal agencies because of its citizen centric approach to program development and I’m looking forward to joining the company to make an impact,” Ferreira said.
“As DHS looks to the future, Maximus is poised to help the agency deploy critical digital transformation, analytics and cybersecurity solutions that are vital to combat emerging threats.”
Ferreira will further develop and expand Maximus’ national security footprint, emphasizing key technologies such as cybersecurity, machine learning, artificial intelligence and agile application development.
“The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with an enormous mission to protect our nation, including our networks and Maximus is uniquely positioned through our people and technology solutions to be a leading partner for the Department,” said John Mandell, managing director of national security at Maximus.
Ferreira joins Maximus with more than a decade of experience in leadership roles focused on DHS within the federal contracting space.
“We are excited to add Jennifer to our team due to her track record of success and intimate understanding of DHS, its challenges, and how to implement digital transformation to deliver better services, improving the ability to secure the homeland,” Mandell said.
Scott Barr, senior vice president for technology and consulting services at Maximus, added the company is keenly aware of the hurdles DHS must overcome through its history of delivering efficiencies to agency programs.
“Our consulting services leverage our ability to understand the fundamental business operations and technology needed to properly prepare DHS for the future,” Barr said. “Jennifer will be a huge asset for Maximus as we continue to grow within national security agencies and programs.”