We Are Catalant

We help companies go from strategy to execution — fast.

What We Do

Catalant builds software that helps companies execute work and align their people — both full-time employees and outside experts and teams — to strategy.

Remote work is forcing leaders to quickly enable a digital workplace and take a hard look at how their resources are balanced against their evolving strategies and execution plans. Our SaaS platform provides the visibility needed to digitally orchestrate work, drive alignment and engagement, balance and rebalance resources, and track work progress against key objectives.

Most leaders are also feeling increased pressure to drive results while controlling costs. With more than 70% of the costs of doing business being workforce costs, many are seeking alternatives to both traditional employment models and traditional consulting firms to get strategic work done quickly, efficiently, and flexibly. Our Expert Marketplace provides flexible access to nearly 70,000 elite independent experts and more than 1,000 firms.

More than 30% of the Fortune 100 uses the Catalant Platform and Expert Marketplace to power strategic plan execution, enterprise portfolio management, centers of excellence

Rob Biederman

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Rob Biederman is the co-founder and CEO of Catalant Technologies. Prior to founding Catalant, Rob was a private equity investor at Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital, where he focused on the health care and high technology industries. Originally from New York, Rob attended Princeton University and graduated from Harvard Business School.

Pat Petitti

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Pat Petitti is the co-founder and CEO of Catalant Technologies. Prior to founding Catalant, Petitti was a consultant at negotiation and conflict management consulting firm Vantage Partners, and before that at Booz Allen Hamilton. Petitti received his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a Bostonian born and raised.

We started as HourlyNerd, an online marketplace for elite independent consultants. Then our customers convinced us to think bigger. Some of the largest, most successful organizations in the world started using our software to not only find strategic contingent talent, but to execute their most important initiatives. So we invested in that vision.

Today, top global companies like Anheuser-Busch InBev, GE, Highmark Health, Pfizer, and Bain & Company use the Catalant Platform and Catalant Expert Marketplace to accelerate and deliver some of their most important work with our software and access world-class independent consultants and firms. We’ve grown by leaps and bounds every year we’ve been in business, and we’re just getting started.


Pat and Rob launch HourlyNerd at Harvard Business School


HourlyNerd rebranded as Catalant Technologies


Expanded European Business


Opened Rochester, NY office


Find your future

We’re changing the way some of the most important companies in the world get their most critical work done. Sound interesting to you?


Hear directly from our customers

Helping leading companies orchestrate their strategic work across a remote, distributed workforce is our passion. Attend one of our virtual events or explore our resources to get access to fresh insights, best practices, and experiences from the front lines of strategy execution.

Our investors

We’re proud to partner with forward-looking investors as we pursue our mission





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