Our People

We are proud to offer a uniquely collaborative culture full of talented professionals. Our team blends the technical skills of our global network with result-oriented business acumen. Meet the Optilan team:

Jason Keith

Chief Executive Officer

Jason Keith

A part of the Optilan family since September 2020

Jason oversees all commercial, procurement and tendering activities across the Optilan Group and is responsible for the delivery, development and maintenance of these services in compliance with Group policies, procedures and legislation. This is whilst simultaneously ensuring the safe, efficient and economic execution in support of our operational requirements.

Jason has 28 years’ experience predominantly within the Energy Industry, working for major multi-national and international contracting companies across the globe. This includes his previous position at Wood plc, as well as Petrofac, Subsea 7 and BP.

Throughout his professional tenure, he has held several commercial positions at both project and corporate levels, with the last 15 years spent in Senior Executive Leadership roles. He has extensive skills in commercial and contract management; this has encompassed valuable multi-cultural experiences, having lived, worked and managed teams across the globe.

He holds a Masters in Oil & Gas Law (LLM) and a Postgraduate in Management, both of which he graduated with Distinction from the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He also holds a Diploma in Finance and a master’s certificate in Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt) attained through the Villanova University, USA.

Craig Atkin

Chief Commercial Officer

Craig Atkin

A part of the Optilan family since October 2021

Craig is responsible for leading the company-wide strategy to reinforce and enhance Optilan's position as an innovative leader, optimising investments in technology across the group. Supporting the management team, he oversees Optilan's design and build activities as well as the development of our technology portfolio.

Prior to joining Optilan, Craig held various management positions within E.ON and boasts more than 20 years industrial experience, across the Power and Renewable industries in both operations and maintenance and large scale projects. He holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Project Management.

Dennis O'Leary

Chairman and CEO at DarkPulse

Dennis O'Leary

A part of the Optilan family since October 2021

Mr. O’Leary is the co-founder and Chairman of DarkPulse Technologies Inc., a firm developing specialised devices that monitor activities along national borders and provide structural health and safety monitoring of oil and gas pipelines. He holds extensive start-up experience including multiple exit strategies.

Mr. O’Leary is an Ambassador for the Province of New Brunswick, Canada, and a Research Member of the NATO Science and Technology Organization. He served as a member of the Board at Arizona State University’s School of Engineering, Global Resolve as Chair of the Impact Committee.

His previous employment includes the NYPD where he worked as a member of the Manhattan North Tactical Narcotics Team, which prosecuted establishments involved in the illegal distribution of narcotics. He was a member of a joint taskforce working with the DEA and USINS in the execution of warrants related to narcotics trafficking. While at the NYPD, he was assigned to the Department of Justice as a member of the FBI’s investigative team with internal designation C14. He is a licensed private pilot with turbine experience.

Dr Joseph Catalino

Chief Strategy Officer at DarkPulse

Dr Joseph Catalino

A part of the Optilan family since October 2021

Dr. Joseph Catalino joined DarkPulse in 2021 as the Chief Strategy Officer where he is responsible for corporate strategy, development, and long-term planning. He is a business operations and management expert who relishes in challenging, high-impact projects. Catalino brings executive experience from both the public and private sectors. Most recently, he separated from the U.S. Department of Defence after nearly eight years as a government executive where he led a number of big initiatives resulting in impressive results.

His last position at the Pentagon was as the U.S. Defence Department Representative on the White House COVID-19 Task Force in 2020. Here, he interfaced with multiple Senior Directors on the National Security Council and interagency leadership, and provided counsel on Defence Department capacity, impact, and strategic planning related to the Pandemic. He represented the U.S Defence Department at the 6th Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate on regional stability in the Middle East in 2019. In addition to his government achievements, he has led private sector firms with extensive experience in business development—with capture results and significant capital generation—and public/private health services delivery/administration. Catalino is an advisory board member of DarkPulse Inc., and KIRSH Helmets and is a Senior Fellow at the University of South Florida.

Catalino holds a PhD in Public Policy and Administration and an MPA from Walden University; an MSA in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University; a BS in Workforce Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College. He attributes his successes to mentors who gave him opportunities and counselled him through many failures. As a result, he is a passionate mentor, and has guided many professionals through different phases of their careers. In his spare time you will find him in Colorado with his wife and daughter – or on a motorcycle either in the hills or on a racetrack dragging his knee.

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