Connecticut CJIS Governing Board
Executive Director - Sean Thakkar

The State of Connecticut selected Sean Thakkar as its Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Governing Board. Mr. Thakkar is an experienced Information Technology (IT) Executive/Chief Information Officer (CIO) with a breadth of experience in the following key areas:

  • CIO County of San Luis Obispo and CTO Federal Justice agency
  • IT Strategic Planning (Counties, Cities and Public Safety)
  • IT Enterprise Solutions Management, Infrastructure Managed Services
  • Program Management Team Mentoring and Coaching
  • Governance and Change management
  • Server Consolidation and Virtualization
  • Deep Public Safety IT Experience
  • Large Procurement Experience

Mr. Thakkar comes to CJIS with strong CIO, CTO and project management experience, including expertise in managing content delivery and multi-disciplined project teams for large complex procurements, strategic planning, SAAS, global outsourcing, transaction brokering and implementation projects. This experience is complemented by demonstrated success in strategy development, P&L management, hardware and software licensing, product life-cycle management, vendor selection and contract negotiation activities.

Before becoming Executive Director of the CJIS Governing Board, Mr. Thakkar was the Southwest Regional Director of Sierra Systems, which included the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico. As Regional Director, he supervised IT Managed Services, Management Consulting and Application Managed Services. His responsibilities included program management, delivery excellence and P&L for Sierra’s largest public and private sector clients.

Mr. Thakkar has a proven history of gaining and sustaining executive relationships as a trusted business advisor. He has demonstrated proficiency with team oversight and coaching, ensuring that project delivery remains within the specified scope and is on time and on budget. His leadership strengths include the ability to effectively organize teams and departments and align IT with business requirements to achieve business goals. His management style is to lead by example in business development and project delivery and he is skilled at navigating widely varying company cultures and organizational structures.

Please feel free to contact Sean at:

Sean Thakkar
Executive Director
CJIS Governing Board
State of Connecticut
101 East River Drive  
East Hartford, CT  06108
Phone: (860) 622-2061