Jim Kier has more than 30 years of experience in the defense industry with 20 years leading the strategic planning, business growth, and operations of companies focused on cyber solutions & digital modernization.
Prior to joining ECS as part of the company’s acquisition of KSH Solutions in 2015, Mr. Kier served as chief executive officer of KSH, providing IT and cyber services to the defense health community. KSH experienced an average growth rate of 40-50% per year over five years.
Mr. Kier also served as president of WareOnEarth Communications, Inc. (WCI). WCI specialized in information assurance and network security for the Department of Defense. Mr. Kier developed and implemented the business strategy that secured more than $500M in prime contracts which facilitated the acquisition of WCI by Secure Mission Solutions in 2009.
Mr. Kier began his career in the Navy in 1984, where his assignments included Undersecretary of the Navy for Special Programs, Naval Security Group, National Reconnaissance Office, Office of Naval Intelligence, and Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Plot. Mr. Kier holds a Bachelor of Science from Park University and an Master of Science from National Louis University.