John Kimball


John Kimball

President and CEO

As President and CEO of Convention Data Services (CDS), John Kimball is focused on building long term value for the company’s clients by offering distinctive products and services that will compliment a well-established foundation of strong customer service and innovative technology. John began his career with CDS as a financial consultant in 1996. He became a member of the CDS staff in the year 2000 and was rapidly promoted through the ranks to the position of Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, John played an integral role in establishing and improving the company’s structure, which allowed the company to grow and earn national recognition for four consecutive years as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.

Prior to CDS, John was with Parent, McLaughlin and Nangle, one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in New England. While there, he gained extensive experience in management and financial consulting and was highly respected for his ability to lead, direct and manage client engagements.

Who inspires you?

Walt Disney

Favorite Hobby

Enjoys camping/biking, used to race BMX bikes


I wish I could play the electric guitar in a rock band