Catalyte Bolsters Growth Trajectory with Two Executive Hires

BALTIMORE, Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 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."

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."

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."

Both Mr. Horst and Mr. Iler will be based out of Catalyte's Baltimore headquarters.

About Catalyte

Catalyte advances human potential for the digital economy. We use AI to identify any individual with the innate potential and cognitive ability to be a great software developer. Catalyte's predictive analytics platform hires, upskills and deploys high-performing teams to deliver product engineering and enterprise applications for Fortune 1000 companies. Our hiring model and intensive onboarding process rapidly create teams that have exponentially higher levels of production and quality than anyone else. Catalyte has created a diverse and US-based technology workforce to help companies scale software innovation. For more information, visit

About Surge

Surge is an onshore provider of custom web, cloud, mobile, digital and desktop software development and consulting services to clients in every industry, from hot startups to Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 2007 and listed on the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest growing companies for seven straight years, Surge has successfully delivered hundreds of software products, apps and solutions to its clients using a proven agile/scrum development process combined with an elite group of North American software professionals. Simply put, Surge offers America's best software engineers, on demand, at rates 30-50 percent less than the competition. For more information, visit

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