Catalyst promotes Susan Bihler, Patty Xu & Isaac Schlecht

Catalyst Investors promotes three execs

Press release: NEW YORK – Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors has promoted Susan Bihler to Principal, Patty Xu to Finance Director and Isaac Schlecht to Senior Analyst, Business and Research.

Bihler joined Catalyst in 2009 as an analyst and most recently served as a vice president. She is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and structuring new investment opportunities and providing oversight to many of the firm’s portfolio companies. She serves on the Board of Directors for Catalyst portfolio companies Ascentis, Clinicient, Datavail and Reputation Institute.

“Over the past six years, Susan has grown from an insightful analyst to a respected, thoughtful board member and she is an integral part of our investment team,” said Brian Rich, Managing Partner of Catalyst Investors.

Xu manages Catalyst’s accounting and reporting functions. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, she served as Vice President with JP Morgan Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Services. Schlecht joined in 2014 and provides analytical insight to Catalyst’s portfolio company valuation and monitoring, core research, and investor reporting.

“Susan, Patty and Isaac each add tremendous value to our firm, and these promotions are well deserved,” said Rich.

About Catalyst Investors
Catalyst Investors is a New York City-based growth equity firm focused on technology-enabled services including cloud computing, wireless infrastructure and digital media. Founded in 1999 and investing out of its $377 million fourth fund, Catalyst draws on deep sector expertise and an 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 $60 million in rapidly growing companies. For more information, visit

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