Catalyte Bolsters Growth Trajectory with Two Executive Hires

New chief product officer and chief revenue officer bring expertise to scale AI, data science, marketing and sales organizations

Catalyte, one of the largest American software engineering services companies, has hired Tom Iler as its chief product officer and Todd Horst as its chief revenue officer. Both join Catalyte with extensive backgrounds in growing technology product and services companies. Mr. Iler will oversee the growth and development of Catalyte’s data platform. Mr. Horst will manage product strategy, sales and marketing for both Catalyte and its subsidiary Surge.

“Our goal is to radically improve the world’s approach to hiring, training and enabling technology teams,” said CEO Jacob Hsu. “To achieve something of this scale while growing a successful business, you need leaders who have the skill and ability to execute our ambitious vision. Todd and Tom’s wealth of knowledge will help us fortify our data platform to better identify and assemble high-performing software development teams and demonstrate to our clients the extraordinary impact our teams can make.”

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Tom Iler is an expert in data-driven product development with over 20 years of experience leading technology and data science teams. He joins Catalyte from Integral Ad Science where he served as chief technology officer. Previously he has served in technology, data science and product management executive roles at technology companies such as, Aol and Billtrust.

“Catalyte’s success lies in how it analyzes the data loop between project outcomes and identifying individuals who have the innate ability to become great developers,” said Mr. Iler. “Using a data-driven approach to staff and assemble technology teams allows us to identify talent and abilities that traditional hiring methods miss. Our approach has the ability to unleash a tremendous amount of human potential in this world, help individuals achieve successful and fulfilling careers and allow companies to find skilled workers for the millions of open technology jobs they are struggling to fill.”

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Todd Horst is a seasoned growth executive with expertise in business strategy, marketing, sales and post-merger integration. Having participated in four successful exits during his 25-year career, he most recently grew Consilio from $20M to $350M in annual revenue. Todd will oversee the continued refinement of Catalyte’s go-to-market strategy and manage the marketing and sales functions for Catalyte and Surge, Catalyte’s staff augmentation division.

“The confluence of macroeconomic trends, including onshoring, agile development and a critical need for software development talent, combined with Catalyte’s unique ability to source, onboard and deliver experienced scrum teams in local markets creates a tremendous opportunity to accelerate growth,” said Mr. Horst. “I am excited to work with our talented team to positively impact the lives of our employees and deliver industry-leading solutions to our clients.”

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