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

iluminr team
Joshua Shields | CEO and Co-Founder, iluminr

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 | Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder, iluminr

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.
Paula Fontana | VP of Global Marketing

VP, Global MarketingPaula Fontana

Paula Fontana leads marketing and communications initiatives to bring iluminr’s vision for resilience to life. With over 20 years of extensive marketing, product and operations experience, Paula has built a career on building innovative products and experiences for high-growth brands across industry-defining tech and services companies, globally.
Praneeth Gedela | VP of Engineering, iluminr

VP, 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 | Director or Marketing, iluminr

Director, MarketingMichelle Doan

Michelle is a performance driven marketing professional who thrives on developing impactful marketing programs. Michelle led the digital strategies and championed marketing automation across national multi-franchise automotive businesses and a leading national consulting practice in organizational resilience.
Leon Israel | Director of Operations, iluminr

Director, OperationsLeon Israel

Leon Israel is a passionate Operations leader who thrives on empowering people through technology. With over 15 years’ experience in Security, Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Leon has a proven track record in developing innovative, safe and secure consulting and technology solutions for organizations of all sizes.
James Sharp | Director of Product, iluminr

Director, ProductJames Sharp

James is a passionate product professional, 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.
Julian Keil | Director of Customer Success, iluminr

Director, Customer SuccessJulian Keil

Julian has a demonstrable track record working in start-up, scale up and ASX listed corporations across growth, product and customer success domains. Passionate about partnering with clients for shared success, Julian helps transform how organisations operate, empowering them to make smarter decisions and thrive through critical business disruptions.
Romilly Blackburn | Strategic Advisor, iluminr

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.
Dan Shields | Strategic Advisor, iluminr

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 organisations. 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 | Strategic Advisor, iluminr

Strategic AdvisorJames Green

James Green is an advocate of intelligent risk taking, driven by the belief that risk can be a powerful tool to help organizations reach their maximum potential, and was named the BCI’s Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Americas in 2020 – the first to be awarded this twice. Currently, James is the co-founder of Illuminate Advisory, as well as a global co-founder of the Resilience Think Tank.

Meet the team

Joshua Shields | CEO and Co-Founder, iluminr

Joshua Shields
Co-Founder & CEO

Marcus Vaughan | Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder, iluminr

Marcus Vaughan
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer

Paula Fontana | VP of Global Marketing

Paula Fontana
VP, Global Marketing

Praneeth Gedela | VP of Engineering, iluminr

Praneeth Gedela
VP, Engineering

Michelle Doan | Director or Marketing, iluminr

Michelle Doan
Director, Marketing

Leon Israel | Director of Operations, iluminr

Leon Israel
Director, Operations

James Sharp | Director of Product, iluminr

James Sharp
Director, Product

Julian Keil | Director of Customer Success, iluminr

Julian Keil
Director, Customer Success

Romilly Blackburn | Strategic Advisor, iluminr

Romilly Blackburn
Strategic Advisor

Dan Shields | Strategic Advisor, iluminr

Daniel Shields
Strategic Advisor

James Green | Strategic Advisor, iluminr

James Green
Strategic Advisor

Join the team!

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

Trusted worldwide by organisations 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?