John Barr

John is the chief executive of Catalyst and is responsible for the vision, strategic direction and growth of the company. John was named CEO in September 2017. His goals are to offer great products and services that meet current and emerging needs of corporations and law firms, provide unparalleled client support, promote a corporate culture that fosters employee growth and innovation, and accelerate Catalyst’s momentum in the market.

A veteran executive, John is an accomplished leader who brings deep experience in growing and scaling companies. Prior to joining Catalyst in 2017 as president, John was chief operating officer at Yieldex, an award-winning big data analytics company in the media industry. At Yieldex, John scaled the company from zero to $20 million in revenue and drove the company to profitability, leading to the company’s successful acquisition in 2015 by media giant AppNexus. He remained with AppNexus through 2016 to oversee the Yieldex integration.

A technologist by training, previously John was chief technology officer for multiple technology start-ups, and senior vice president for technology and operations at a division of McKesson (as a result of the acquisition of Access Health).

John holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. When John is not wearing his CEO hat, he can be found cycling, running and kite boarding in Colorado, where he lives.

John Barr
Chief Executive Officer
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