Jim Achille, Founder & CEO


Jim Achille has more than 35 years of executive management experience, with a specialized background in starting and growing privately-funded, high technology companies. At Security Management Partners, he is responsible for establishing the Company as the leading, independent information security consulting provider.

Prior to founding SMP in 2001, Mr. Achille held executive management positions for a portfolio management software company, as well as Thompson Financial Services' Asset-Backed Securities and Treasury Management Divisions. He has a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York, and served as an officer in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. 


Peter Bamber, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, Vice President, Information Security Consulting Services

Peter Bamber has an extensive information security background which includes project management for hundreds of public, private and government firms. At Security Management Partners, Mr. Bamber creates and oversees implementation of and methodologies for all of the Company's service offerings.

Mr. Bamber holds numerous information security vendor and industry certifications and is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control AssociationInformation Systems Security AssociationInfraGardHigh Technology Crime Investigation Association and New England Disaster Recovery Information X-Change. Mr. Bamber has a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Clark University for Information Technology.

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Joan Cappadona, Business Operations Manager

Joan Cappadona has been supporting SMP in this role for over 8 years. With 32 years of experience, Ms. Cappadona wears many hats and supports all aspects of SMP. For sales, she handles contracts, reviewing pricing and scope, bookings, opportunities and database management. For consulting, Ms. Cappadona prepares the deliverables, tracks project hours/findings and ensures timely project completion. She also supports the finance organization with A/P, A/R and accounting, and is the primary contact for human resources, payroll/benefit administration and expense processing. In her free time, Ms. Cappadona loves to garden and attend shows in in the arts and music arenas.