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Managing Partner & Co-Founder Catalyst Investors
Brian Rich is responsible for the general management and investment policy of Catalyst Investors. He monitors all of the firm’s investment opportunities and provides counsel for all portfolio companies. A veteran investor, he has more than 20 years of experience in the business services, technology and wireless sectors.
Mr. Rich has served on numerous boards at Catalyst and predecessor funds and is currently on the executive committee of the National Venture Capital Association’s inaugural Growth Equity Group. In 2010 he was invited by the FCC to advise on media ownership.
Prior to co-founding Catalyst, Mr. Rich founded and managed TD Capital (USA) Inc. (“TD Capital”), the entity that made Toronto Dominion Bank’s U.S.-based equity, mezzanine, and limited partnership investments from 1995 to 1999. As group head, he oversaw approximately 40 investments totaling more than $600 million. Before founding TD Capital, Mr. Rich was a Managing Director in the bank’s Media, Telecom & Technology Group. Prior to joining TD in 1990, Mr. Rich held positions at The Bank of New York and Intel Corporation.
Mr. Rich earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an MBA from Columbia Business School.