Catalyst Investors Announces Promotions and Continued Expansion

Press release: Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors has promoted Eric Steele to Vice President, Mia Hegazy and Rob Schnitzler to Associate, and has hired Kapil Desai as Analyst and Isaac Schlecht as Business Analyst.

Steele is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and structuring new investment opportunities and managing the firm’s existing portfolio companies. He originally joined the firm as a Senior Analyst in 2011. Hegazy and Schnitzler joined Catalyst as Analysts in 2013 and continue to assist the team in the origination, evaluation, structuring, monitoring and disposition of portfolio investments. Desai joins Catalyst from Credit Suisse’s Global Technology Group in San Francisco where he provided M&A, capital raising and advisory services. Schlecht joins Catalyst from Samson Capital Advisors where he worked on investment analysis, marketing and new business development.

“Eric, Mia and Rob are committed to growing the businesses of our portfolio companies and are talented members of our investment team. Their promotions are well-deserved,” said Brian Rich, Managing Partner of Catalyst Investors. “Kapil has hit the ground running in helping to drive deal flow and supporting our investment process and Isaac has proven to be very valuable in supporting our investor relations, internal finance and research efforts.”

Catalyst Investors continues to expand and is seeking strong pre-MBA Analyst candidates to assist the investment team. Responsibilities include deal origination, investment screening and transaction execution.

About Catalyst Investors
Catalyst Investors is a growth equity firm focused on technology-enabled services including cloud computing, wireless infrastructure and digital media. Founded in 2000 and investing its third fund, Catalyst draws on its deep sector expertise and extensive network of industry leaders to work in true partnership with management to create long-term value. The firm makes both minority and majority investments of up to $40 million in rapidly growing companies. Catalyst is based in New York City. For more information, please visit

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