About Us

About Us

Who we are

Catalyte believes that aptitude is equally distributed, but opportunity is not. We find hidden technology talent others can’t. The company provides new opportunities for sustainable and diverse tech talent that powers transformational software engineering ‒ when, where and how it’s needed – and accelerates business outcomes.

Even the most forward-looking companies struggle to find and keep the exceptional technology talent needed to maintain a competitive edge. With our proprietary Odyssey workforce development platform we find, develop and support a new talent pool of great software engineers, narrowing the talent gap for Fortune 1000 companies.

This proven ability to transform individuals, communities and companies has caught the attention of the New York Times, CNN, 60 Minutes, McKinsey and many others.

With development centers in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix-Scottsdale and Portland, Ore., Catalyte creates local, cost-effective, predictable, diverse and sustainable technology workforces to help companies meet their technology objectives today and into the future.

Our history

Eliminating hiring bias to deliver high-performing software engineers

Catalyte founder Michael Rosenbaum was a Harvard economics and law fellow. As an advisor in the Clinton White House, he proposed the theory that underserved urban populations contain just as many people with talent to succeed in the emerging field of software development as any other. They are just overlooked by a system that values pedigree rather than innate ability.

To prove this point, Michael built a big data engine that removes biases from hiring and objectively selects candidates who have the potential to become great software engineers. With 20 years of data proving that great software developers can come from anywhere, Catalyte continues to create local, cost-effective, predictable, diverse and sustainable technology workforces aligned with customers’ software development and business priorities.

Our executive team

Jacob Hsu

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Iler

Chief Product Officer

Glenn Luk

Chief Financial Officer

Greg Sybersma

Chief Strategy Officer

Marque Chambliss

Chief Legal Officer

Michele Cunningham

Chief Marketing Officer

Robert Mansell

Chief Technology Officer

Lolita Taub

Chief of Staff

Our executive team

Jacob Hsu

Chief Executive Officer

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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.

Tom Iler

Chief Product Officer

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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.

Glenn Luk

Chief Financial Officer

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Glenn believes that the full power of technology can only be unlocked if you address the disruption that it causes. He is inspired by the compounding effect Catalyte has had on so many lives. Growing up in New Jersey, he was a Nets fan long before they moved to Brooklyn.

With degrees in computer science engineering and economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Glenn brings a holistic understanding of the tech industry to his role at Catalyte. An executive, entrepreneur and tech investor for two decades, he was a partner at Investcorp Technology Partners and has served on the boards of several public and private companies in the software, telecom and security sectors, and also helped cofound HealthCare.com, an online consumer health insurance platform.

Greg Sybersma

Chief Strategy Officer

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Greg holds fast that the workforce of the future will be the strongest when comprised of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and educational experiences. An impatient changemaker, he believes that artificial intelligence can be mobilized to accelerate progress, a mission shared by Catalyte. When not exploring the Canadian Rockies with this wife and two dogs, Greg enjoys applying his engineering background to weekend projects.

For over 15 years, Greg has led numerous technology, consulting and software organizations like Deltek, Blackboard, BearingPoint and others. This, combined with his executive experience in both the enterprise and start-up space, will help Catalyte capitalize on increased revenue opportunities for both its talent transformation platform and engineering services offerings.

Marque Chambliss

Chief Legal Officer

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Marque is dedicated to dismantling structural inequities that systematically deny too many people the opportunity to develop their full potential. A native of Washington, D.C., he enjoys all the outdoor recreational activities the Eastern Shore has to offer. He’s also found in the kitchen preparing meals his twin boys rate as, “better than restaurant food.”

Marque joins Catalyte with over 30 years of experience in the tech industry. He was most recently a director of legal at Cloudera and has previously worked at Cisco, Sun Microsystems and Seiko Epson. A graduate of Harvard College with a law degree from University of California, Berkeley, Marque brings extensive experience in technology licensing, intellectual property, artificial intelligence, contract negotiations and deployment arrangements to Catalyte.

Michele Cunningham

Chief Marketing Officer

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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 talent transformation platform, accelerating client acquisition and building the Catalyte brand.

Robert Mansell

Chief Technology Officer

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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 Catalyte’s most challenging engagements to ensure full client satisfaction and project success.

Previously Rob was head of product management for payments and 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 Taub

Chief of Staff

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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.

Our talent difference

Using AI to discover high-performing talent, Catalyte creates sustainable technology workforces where others cannot. Catalyte also transforms lives and the communities in which we work by enabling individuals to launch new careers in the technology industry.

Since we select individuals based on aptitude, not pedigree, our employees reflect the diversity of their local communities. This translates into higher revenue and better business performance for our clients.

Regardless of background, Catalytes have one common goal: to develop and deliver great software. As our clients report, Catalyte’s workforce consistently outperforms traditionally assembled development teams in speed, quality and performance. And, by delivering flexible and sustainable tech workforces, our clients can develop the technology they need – when, where and how they need it.

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Locations
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Denver
  • Portland
  • Scottsdale