Operating Partners

Catalyst Investors has assembled an experienced group of Operating Partners to act as valuable resources to Catalyst’s portfolio companies.   Consisting of successful entrepreneurs and executives, the Operating Partners help Catalyst throughout the entire investment process by identifying investment opportunities, assisting in the due diligence process and supporting the growth of Catalyst’s portfolio companies.  Catalyst's Operating Partners support the firm's portfolio companies in a variety of ways –  including but not limited to serving on a board of directors, sourcing executives to supplement management teams, providing strategy counsel, and arranging senior-level customer or M&A introductions.

 

John Alchin, Comcast Executive, CFO (Retired)
Comcast Corporation

Michael Azeez, President
Unitel Wireless

Daniel Bergstein, Principal
Cequel III

Julian Brodsky,Vice Chairman
Comcast Corporation

Stephen Chandler, Partner
Notion Capital

Brian Deevy, Head - CME Group
RBC Capital Markets

John Dwyer, President and CEO
Interop Technologies

David Eisenberg, Founder & CEO
Floored, Inc.

Josh Felser, Co-Founder
Freestyle Capital

Scott Fisher, Partner
Fisher Capital Partners

Harold Furchtgott-Roth, President
Furchtgott-Roth Economic Enterprises

Marc Gabelli, Managing Director
Gabelli Group Capital Partners

Mike Kalogris, Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Arete Capital Partners

Doug Luke, President & CEO
LJH Partners

Greg Marchbanks, Managing Director
Prime New Ventures

Michael Morini, Former Global COO Cloud
SAP Americas

Tom Munro, CEO
Verimatrix

John McKinley, Former CTO
AOL

Phillip Peckman, CEO
The Peckman Company

John Scarpa, Director
Unitel Wireless

David Schaeffer, CEO
Cogent Communications

Blair Schmidt-Fellner, President & CEO
Endurance Business Media

Jeffrey Smulyan, Chairman
Emmis Communications

Ben White, Partner
Notion Capital

Jos White, Partner
Notion Capital

 

Comcast Executive, CFO (Retired)
Comcast Corporation

Mr. Alchin served as Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Financial Officer of Comcast Corporation from 1990 through year end 2007. Mr. Alchin managed Comcast’s capital formation activities, including equity and debt placements in domestic and international markets. He was also responsible for investor relations and treasury cash management functions.

Before joining Comcast Mr. Alchin was a Managing Director of Toronto Dominion Bank. He was active in founding the bank’s U.S. Communications Finance Group in 1980, which rapidly became the largest lender to the cable television industry.

In 2007, 2006 and 2004 Mr. Alchin was named among America’s Best CFOs by Institutional Investor magazine. In 2005 he was recognized as CFO to Watch by Treasury and Risk Management magazine, and in 2004 he received the CFO of the Year award from the Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association.

Mr. Alchin earned his B.A. and his M.B.A. degrees from the University of Toronto. He serves as a member of the board of directors of Ralph Lauren Corporation and BNY Mellon Trust Funds. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) and is chairman of the PMA Finance Committee. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member of MANNA (Metropolitan AIDS Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance).

   
 
 
 
 
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