We want to be your technical backbone so you can focus on your core competence, with resources such as business strategies, workflow management and design, programming, development and design.
Born in South Africa, John-Mark has enjoyed a cross-cultural upbringing having lived in Africa, Europe and North America. As a well-traveled professional, John-Mark enjoys connecting with people from all walks of life and has developed a large network of contacts across the Information Technology, Solar and Financial Services industries.
Pursuing his passion for Entrepreneurship, he attended the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship (Ranked second in the nation) at the University of Arizona’s Eller School of Management. While earning his BS in Business Management he won numerous business plan and innovation awards while launching a manufacturing company building made-to-order custom electric bicycles.
Following his passion for technology and innovation he joined a digital startup division of a National Media Company where he held an influential role growing and shaping the division’s products and services as their top consultant.
Seeing the future in Renewable Energy, he joined a local Solar Energy company where he helped them adopt best practices and expand nationally, increasing sales 10x within a year of taking the helm as the National Sales and Marketing Director.
Thriving on the success of launching and developing new business, John-Mark started consulting full time in 2015, developing new software for the solar industry and helping numerous businesses build out their technology infrastructure, develop projects and increase their operational efficiency.
John-Mark brings his diverse business background and wealth of real world experience to ever client engagement. Through his holistic consulting philosophy, Catalyst Group seeks to ensure that every project integrates well with all aspects of the business and positions the company for long term growth.
After a year at Catalyst Group Development as an Account Manager, Gerardo Lona has been a part of several successful CRM implementations, is a Certified Zoho Creator Developer, and the resident expert in Zoho Creator, Zoho Survey, PandaDoc, and Campaigns.
With experience working in HR right out of High School, leading a business club at Central Arizona College and placing a team among the top 10 in a national PBL competition, and not only graduating with a Business Administration degree but also completing the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program (Ranked 3rd in the Nation) at the University of Arizona; he also has a mind for understanding the use case for each of the systems we design and make recommendation which will benefit the various aspects of the business as we implement them.
An aspiring entrepreneur himself, he will make sure that we deploy our resources to most efficiently and effectively meet your needs.
Emanuel Soimaru is a University of Arizona graduate with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has had a passion for web design and development from an early age and he continuously tries to keep up with the latest standards and technologies in these fields. Rather than building websites for the sake of it, Emanuel builds websites with a purpose and brings relevant traffic to them.
In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor actives such as playing soccer, tennis and going hiking. He also enjoys travelling and learning more about everything around him.