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Catalyst Investors Announces Promotions

Press release: NEW YORK – Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors has promoted David Gordon to Vice President, Mia Hegazy to Senior Associate and Kapil Desai to Associate.

Gordon joined the firm in February as Senior Associate, Hegazy joined in 2013 as an analyst and Desai joined in 2014 as an analyst. They are responsible for deal origination, transaction execution and portfolio management as well as assisting with Catalyst’s research reports.

“David, Mia and Kapil are well-deserving of these promotions given the contributions they have made to the firm,” said Brian Rich, Managing Partner of Catalyst Investors.

About Catalyst Investors
Catalyst Investors is a growth private equity firm founded in 2000. Catalyst employs a rigorous top-down research focus that seeks to identify investment opportunities in companies and industries that will exhibit strong revenue and margin growth. The firm works in true partnership with talented management teams to build long-term value and is committed to investor transparency. Past and present Catalyst portfolio companies include Ascentis, Catalyst Repository Systems, Clinicient, Conductor, Datavail, Denali Spectrum, InSite Wireless Group, Latisys, MessageLabs, MediaMath, MINDBODY, PresenceLearning and WeddingWire. For more information, visit

Portfolio News

PresenceLearning Doubles its Number of Live, Online Special Education Assessments Conducted in the 2015-16 School Year

PresenceLearning announced its nationwide team of clinical professionals has performed more than 3,300 assessments for students with special needs across the United States during the most recent academic year. All online assessments are administered live via secure, interactive video, and nearly 10% of these assessments were conducted for students with bilingual needs.

Portfolio News

Washington Business Journal: The key to WeddingWire’s continued growth? World domination

The Chevy Chase-based wedding marketplace operates in about 14 countries, thanks largely to its 2015 acquisition of Wedding Planner S.L., and covers a population that holds 4 million weddings a year. But CEO and founder Timothy Chi says that WeddingWire could eventually cover a population that holds about 25 million of the 40 million weddings that happen across the world each year. Translation: There is still plenty of room to grow.

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