|Katalyst is an investment bank that specializes in highly
structured transactions for private and public companies in the US
and abroad. Katalyst’s services include assisting clients in
raising equity and debt financing, mergers & acquisition advice
and strategic corporate finance guidance.
Kalman is Chairman and CEO of Katalyst LLC, an investment
banking firm specializing in highly structured transactions for private
and public companies in the US and abroad. Mr. Kalman is also Managing
Partner of Jaguar Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused
on investments in the payments industry, and is Chairman and CEO of
Jaguar Acquisition Corporation, a public company (NASDAQ: JGACU.OB)
formed to effect a merger, capital stock exchange or asset acquisition
with an operating business in the financial services or payments industry.
Earlier, Mr. Kalman was General Partner of Katalyst Venture Partners,
and General Partner of Internet Katalyst Investment Partners, early
stage venture funds. Mr. Kalman was also an investor in Breakaway
Solutions (NASDAQ: BWAY), and assisted the company through its explosive
growth from 20 employees to over 1000 and an IPO led by Morgan Stanley,
Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers.
Prior to forming Katalyst, he was Managing Director of Naviant Technology
Solutions, acquired by Equifax (NYSE: EFX). Mr. Kalman began his career
at IBM, where he had sales, technology and management positions. While
at IBM, he worked with clients in the payments industry, as well as
led an advanced semiconductor diagnostics and technology team.
Mr. Kalman is currently a director of RS Software (India) Ltd., a
Bombay Stock Exchange listed software solutions provider in the payments
industry; a director of PE Systems LLC, a specialty accounting firm
focused on reducing merchant’s cost of accepting credit and
debit cards; and an advisor to Nstein Technologies (TSX-V: EIN), a
software and solutions company specializing in analyzing vast amounts
of unstructured data in any language.
Mr. Kalman is a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO)
and is an officer in the Philadelphia Chapter of YPO. He has broad
national and international experience, having advised companies in
the US, Europe, Latin America, India, China, Israel and Canada. Mr.
Kalman holds an MBA from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg School
of Management and a BS in Applied Physics from Cornell University.