Catalyte creates high-performing, diverse workforces like this software development team.

more diverse
technology workforces

Extraordinary technology talent from
unexpected places

We know that tech talent is abundant. Opportunities to enter the tech industry are not.

With our talent transformation platform we create higher-performing, more diverse technology workforces. We look beyond pedigree, education or previous experience to ignite the potential of people with an aptitude for software development – people others often overlook.

This virtuous cycle provides employers the skilled software developers needed to grow and innovate. And it blazes a path for individuals to launch family-sustaining technology careers.

African American woman leads a diverse software development team at a standup meeting


Diversity, equity, inclusion and  quality. We don't believe in different bars or standards for hiring. A more diverse technology workforce can also be a higher-quality workforce.

A history of

In 2000, Catalyte's founder Michael Rosenbaum was a Harvard economics and law fellow. As an advisor to the Clinton White House, he advocated that underserved urban populations contain just as many people with talent to succeed in software development as any other place. They are just overlooked by a system that values pedigree over innate ability.

To prove his point, Michael founded Catalyte, using machine learning to objectively discover and train candidates who have the potential to become great software engineers.

Better talent, better results

Twenty years later, Catalyte continues to create local, cost-effective, predictable, diverse and sustainable technology workforces. Teams composed of developers who advanced through our platform consistently outperform traditional development teams in speed, quality and performance.

Universal uplift

Catalyte CEO Jacob Hsu interacting with Catalyte developers. They earn on average $98,000 five years after graduating.

Catalyte can increase a person's earnings almost 4x in just five years. Before joining Catalyte, the average salary of our program graduates was $25K. Five years after completing training, that salary average is $98K.

There's almost no difference in the earning potential of someone who entered the program with or without a college degree - OR - someone who entered with technology experience or not.

By giving anyone with the aptitude for software development the opportunity to launch new careers in the technology industry, Catalyte transforms individuals, companies and communities.

Our executive team

Jacob Hsu is the Chief Executive Officer of Catalyte.
Glenn Luk is the Chief Financial Officer of Catalyte.
Greg Sybersma is a Chief Strategy Officer - Apprentices of Catalyte.
Minna Rhee is the Chief Strategy Officer, Digital Services - Commercial of Catalyte
Marsha Malone is a Chief Strategy Officer, Digital Services - Public Sector of Catalyte.
Marque Chambliss is the Chief Legal Officer of Catalyte.
Eliot Pearson is the Chief Operating Officer of Catalyte.
Mindy Fahnestock is the Chief Technology Officer of Catalyte.
Michele Cunningham is the Chief Marketing Officer of Catalyte.

Say hello to Catalyte

Interested in gaining a competitive edge with new, more productive tech talent pools? We're ready to help you start.