Our vision is to
build a more resilient world

Our vision is to
build a more resilient world.

About Catalyst Technologies

We are on a mission to empower organizations
to thrive through change, with clarity and confidence.

About Catalyst Technologies

We are on a mission to empower organizations to thrive through change, with clarity and confidence.

We are a purpose led, global first tech start-up
that puts people and values at the centre of all we do.

Our values

Catalyst Technologies Values
Don't be beige
The courage to challenge
the status quo
Catalyst Technologies Values
Always curious
An insatiable appetite
for learning and growth
Catalyst Technologies Values
Champions for good
A duty to do good and
have a positive impact
Catalyst Technologies Values
Walk in others' shoes
An open mind to understand
and embrace others

We are a purpose led, global first tech start-up that puts people and values at the centre of all we do.

Our values

Catalyst Technologies Values
Don't be beige
The courage to challenge
the status quo
Catalyst Technologies Values
Always curious
An insatiable appetite
for learning and growth
Catalyst Technologies Values
Champions for good
A duty to do good and
have a positive impact
Catalyst Technologies Values
Walk in others' shoes
An open mind to understand
and embrace others

Making a real difference

Making a real difference

One small way we live our values is through Project Evergreen.
Qualifying not-for-profit or charitable organizations can access iluminr for free, empowering them to resolve critical events faster so they can quickly get back to supporting communities in need.
No strings attached!

One small way we live our values is through Project Evergreen.
Qualifying not-for-profit or charitable organizations can access iluminr for free, empowering them to resolve critical events faster so they can quickly get back to supporting communities in need. No strings attached!

Meet the team

Joshua Shields | CEO & Founder

Co-Founder & CEOJoshua Shields

Josh is a passionate tech founder, startup investor and CEO who thrives on the challenge of growing organisations that make a real difference in our lives. Josh was Cofounder and Joint Managing Director of RiskLogic and FirstAction, global industry leaders in the organizational resilience market and successfully exited in 2019 after driving 15 years of year-on-year growth.
Marcus Vaughan

Co-Founder & Chief Growth OfficerMarcus Vaughan

Marcus has over 15 years’ experience in supercharging pipelines and scaling business through channel partnerships. He’s passionate about tech innovation, sales and client engagement with extensive experience in professional services, crisis and risk management. Marcus previously led Growth Strategies for the one of world’s largest insurance and risk advisors Aon and is cofounder of Recruitment App - Poach.
Praneeth Gedela

Head of EngineeringPraneeth Gedela

Praneeth is a talented lead software developer and product manager who is passionate about personal leadership and team growth. Praneeth loves tech innovation and is an advocate of strong software development principles and leads our team of developers in Sydney and Bangalore.
Michelle Doan | Marketing Manager

Marketing ManagerMichelle Doan

Michelle is a performance driven B2B and B2C marketing professional who thrives on developing impactful marketing programs. Michelle led the digital marketing strategies and championed marketing automation across national multi-franchise automotive businesses and a leading national consulting practice focused on organizational resilience.
Leon Israel

Senior Client Success ManagerLeon Israel

Leon is passionate in supporting and empowering others by bringing technology and people together. Leon is experienced in Security, Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery with a proven track record of developing innovative, safe and secure consulting and technology solutions to problems big and small.
James Sharp

Product ManagerJames Sharp

James is a passionate product manager, blending technology skills with extensive experience leading crisis programs for some of Australia's largest organizations, has led Australian soldiers overseas in conflict zones, is a previous start-up founder and an active member of the Tasmanian Start-up community.
Romilly Blackburn

Strategic AdvisorRomilly Blackburn

A founder, innovator and product and marketing focused SaaS entrepreneur, with experience across CEO, COO, CMO and CPO roles. Founder of 4 companies that have generated more than $100mil in sales, and co-founder and past COO at Whispir, a venture backed communications SaaS company which scaled to $30M ARR, prior to IPO in June 2019.
Daniel Shields

Strategic AdvisorDaniel Shields

Leading subject matter expert in crisis management, heading up a team of 20+ consultants who provide crisis support to hundreds of executive teams for leading global organizations. Co-founder and CEO of RiskLogic P/L, the dominant industry leader in the Australian resilience market, with a successful exit in 2019.
James Green | iluminr Strategic Advisor

Strategic AdvisorJames Green

James Green has worked on risk events that have occurred all over the globe, whether it was civil unrest in Egypt during the Arab Spring or typhoons in the Pacific Rim. He holds multiple risk management certifications and is a sought-after speaker on the topics of resilience and workplace violence. James was one of the global Co-Founders of the Resilience Think Tank, which is dedicated to providing guidance and research to the risk and resilience industry.

Meet the team

Joshua Shields | CEO & Founder

Joshua Shields
Founder & CEO

Marcus Vaughan

Marcus Vaughan
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer

Praneeth Gedela

Praneeth Gedela
Head of Engineering

Michelle Doan | Marketing Manager

Michelle Doan
Marketing Manager

Leon Israel

Leon Israel
Client Success Manager

James Sharp

James Sharp
Product Manager

Romilly Blackburn

Romilly Blackburn
Strategic Advisor

Daniel Shields

Daniel Shields
Strategic Advisor

James Green | iluminr Strategic Advisor

James Green
Strategic Advisor

Work with Catalyst Technologies

Work with us

At Catalyst Technologies, we are driven by values and build teams that are diverse and embrace inclusiveness. We want to work with people who are driven by purpose, always curious, champions for good and don’t hesitate to walk in others’ shoes.

Join the team!

We’re looking for supernovas to join our team to help
reshape the Risk and Resilience industry.

Trusted worldwide by organizations large and small

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Monash University
Aon
NTT
Fincantieri
Stihl
Monash City Council
GPT
University of Sydney
Gilbert and Tobin
Logos Property
WestFund
CBUS
Royal Flying Doctor Service
Auswide Bank
Teachers Mutual Bank
Orocobre
Pepper

Our Partners

RiskLogic
RMIA
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RiskLogic
RMIA
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Awards & Recognition

BCI 2022 APAC Awards
DRI Awards of Excellence
Australian Technologies Competition
Strategic Risk Awards
BCI 2022 APAC Awards
DRI Awards of Excellence
Australian Technologies Competition
Strategic Risk Awards

Interested in partnering with us to build a more
resilient world for your clients?

Interested in partnering with us to build a more resilient world for your clients?