Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Simon Szykman serves as the Senior Vice President for Client Growth, leading sales and business development and enabling the go-to-market strategy for the Maximus U.S. Federal Services Segment. In his prior role at Attain, he was a Partner and served as Chief Technology Officer, where he led the development of technology strategy, oversaw the delivery of innovative digital transformation solutions to clients, provided thought leadership in the industry, and fostered strategic collaborations with the company’s portfolio of alliance partners.
Simon brings more than 20 years of experience in various fields related to government information technology. His diverse leadership experience includes management of IT operations, management and execution of innovation and R&D programs, and technology policy. His previous roles include serving as a Partner and Chief Technology Officer at Attain, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, CIO of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Senior Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the first Director of Cyber Security R&D at the Department of Homeland Security.
Simon holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Engineering Management degree from the George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rochester. With a reputation of excellence for leadership in government information technology, he has been recognized with awards including the AFFIRM Executive Leadership award in Information Resources Management, the AFCEA Bethesda Government-wide Initiatives Excellence Award for Efficiency and Value Creation, the GTRA Excellence in Efficiency Award, the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader Award, and the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award.