Michael Rosenbaum is the Founder and CEO of Catalyst IT Services. Catalyst IT Services is disrupting the agile application services outsourcing market by delivering onshore services for differentiation and innovation work at costs equivalent to sending that work offshore. By applying big data to team assembly, Catalyst delivers applications services at 3x the productivity, half the defect rates, and fractions of the cost as compared to offshore and other onshore providers. Catalyst has been recognized as a 2013 Cool Vendor by Gartner, a leading information technology research and advisory company, and is covered by Gartner and other leading analyst firms as a leader in onshoring, agile, and mobile. Media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CIO, ComputerWorld, ZDNet, and eWeek have written about Catalyst’s use of big data to transform the application services outsourcing space.
Mike also oversees Catalyst’s sister company, Pegged Software. Pegged applies big data to team assembly in the healthcare industry, and in doing so reduces employee turnover in hospitals and long term care facilities by 45%-77%. The savings generated by these turnover reductions are 20 times the cost of Pegged, and improve patient satisfaction scores and outcomes, all critical to the evolving needs of healthcare institutions in the world of healthcare reform. This year Pegged will process over 3 million job applications for hospitals and systems including Loma Linda, Adventist Healthcare, LifeBridge Health, Metroplex, and Glendale.
Prior to starting Catalyst and Pegged, Mike received an Irving R. Kaufman Fellowship to support building the technology that allows Catalyst to apply big data to solve the problem of application services outsourcing inefficiency. Prior to that, he spent two years conducting research and writing on law and economics as a John M. Olin Fellow at Harvard University and teaching in the economics department there. In addition, he has worked for the White House on technology and telecommunications as well as urban and rural issues, the U.S. Department of State on trade and the region of the former Soviet Union, and the consulting and accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand on privatization in the Russian Federation. He clerked for the Honorable Diana Gribbon Motz, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, from 1999-2000.
Mike has a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. from Harvard College.