Our Executive Team
Jacob is a man of two passions: his work and his family. A dedicated father of four, he works to make the world a better place for all families. This begins with reawakening the American dream that anyone from any background can succeed. His time leading Catalyte is dedicated to making this a reality and making the company a catalyst for a lifelong journey of personal, community and client improvement.
Prior to joining Catalyte, Jacob was chief executive officer at Symbio, a global IT services company. Jacob was also chief executive officer of Trilogica and chief executive officer of Epitome, and began his career in investment banking. He was selected to be a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and was named as one of the world’s Top 12 CEOs by Chief Executive Magazine.
Vivek brings 20 years of executive finance experience to provide new opportunities for people to take the leap into the digital world and achieve new economic and personal growth. At the end of a week cultivating the next generation of great software developers, you find Vivek with his family on the couch enjoying a Marvel movie night.
As chief financial officer at Catalyte, Vivek oversees all finance, accounting, HR, administration and corporate development activities and works to advance the company’s growth, profitability and overall strategy. Prior to joining Catalyte, Vivek served as CFO of Discovery Communication’s US business where he led the finance & strategic planning functions across the division’s advertising, distribution, content and digital operations. Vivek also has experience serving as a strategic, M&A and capital raising advisor to companies while at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citadel, Goldman Sachs and Deloitte.
Tom is passionate about unleashing human potential and creating teams that accomplish amazing things. Having managed technology, data science and product teams for the last 20 years, he has experienced the convergence of creativity with big data and the powerful results it can produce. Born in Florida, Tom moved to Maryland 30 years ago where he continues to reside with his wife and two sons.
Prior to Catalyte, Tom was chief technology officer at Integral Ad Science. Tom has also served in technology, data science and product management executive roles at technology companies such as Advertising.com, Aol and Billtrust.
Paige is motivated to provide life-changing opportunities to those who may not otherwise get a chance to demonstrate their ability, tenacity and creativity in the tech sector. Outside the office you can find her singing the praises (literally with her classically trained voice) of her daughter on the lacrosse field.
A multi-talented HR and IT veteran, Paige understand the intersection of technology and humanity. She was the executive director of human resources and IT infrastructure at Constellation Energy. She also was director of human resources for PayPal’s global financial services.
For Michele, the key to success in a technology-driven world lies in the ability to cultivate those traits that make us most human, while automating the elements that support convenience and productivity. This is done best with diverse teams that value curiosity and continuous learning. Join her for long hiking/brainstorming sessions along the NCR Trail before refueling on her awesome chocolate chip cookies.
Michele has led marketing at early-stage and multi-national organizations, undertaking digital transformation over the course of her career. She has worked in business services and commercial leasing, as well as learning management and advanced analytics technology companies. She also founded a marketing consultancy. Michele will focus on expanding Catalyte’s solutions, scaling its Odyssey workforce development platform, accelerating client acquisition and building the Catalyte brand.
Rob has served in the trenches on the client and services side of IT. This dual insight gives him the keen ability to pinpoint and solve client dilemmas. Having sailed the Southern Seas, Rob captains his own ship and Catalyte’s delivery organization. He leads developers who possess unique traits and skills, discovered by Catalyte and grown through mentorship, that are ideal for developing better products that delight clients and customers.
Previously Rob was head of product management for payments & print at Change Healthcare, where he led innovation and managed effective solution delivery through to the broader healthcare market. Prior to that, Rob spent a combined 20 years in the payments processing industry. There he managed Visa’s real-time, debit and credit global payments system’s product development teams, and product development teams for PayPal’s payments, compliance and money market global solutions.
Lolita believes in a world where technology is pioneered by the diversity of our population. She is working to achieve this vision at Catalyte by using artificial intelligence to uplift life and work for everyone, not just a chosen few. When not improving the world, Lolita is making friends on Twitter, so say hello!
Outside of Catalyte, Lolita is a Venture Partner at NexGen, an LP at Portfolia’s Enterprise Fund and a former VC at Backstage Capital and K Fund. Prior to her venture career, she spent over a decade in B2B tech, consulting and selling solutions to enterprises cross-industry at IBM, Cisco Systems, Silicon Valley and NYC startups.