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© 2019 by Catalyst Holdings


Catalyst invests in existing entrepreneurial companies and exceptional growth capital opportunities.  Our success lies in building trusted partnerships with our founder-partners and management team members, and collaborating with them to unleash the full potential of each company. 

Our principals have founded, led and managed dozens of entrepreneurial companies, so we can relate to the decisions business owners face in operating their companies on a day-to-day basis.


Since our team has worked together for many years, we understand the sensitivities around preserving company culture, while adding new energy, ideas and talent to your organization. 

Kevyn DeMartino

Managing Partner

Kevyn has acquired and managed companies throughout his career, with specific focus on entities experiencing both rapid growth and troubled operations. Prior to founding Catalyst Holdings, he spent 8 years as the Managing Partner of Transition Capital Partners (TCP), a Dallas based private equity firm focused on investments in the lower middle market. Prior to joining TCP, Kevyn was a principal at Triumph Holdings, LLC, a New York based, CIBC-funded private equity firm specializing in media and consumer services. This creative interest was gestated in business school from 1993 to 1995, where he served as a consultant and executive program producer for QVC, ESPN, and NBC. He is also the author of the business management book "BulletPoints – Using Military Tactics and Strategies to Drive your Business to Victory." Kevyn holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas and a MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Forrest "Jake" Williams

Managing Partner

Jake has spent his career in private equity, investment banking and as an entrepreneur, successfully creating value in dozens of companies, across a diverse group of industries. Prior to joining Catalyst, Jake was a Principal with Transition Capital Partners (TCP), a Dallas based private equity firm, where he was instrumental in acquiring and creating value in 10 different investments.  Prior to TCP, Jake served as the Chief Financial Officer of Eagle Healthcare LLC and also co-founded Mobilocity, LLC, a wireless supply chain solutions provider in the telecommunications sector. Jake began his career at the investment banking division of Dillon, Read & Co., focused on mergers & acquisitions, and private placements of debt and equity. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia, attending the school on a track & field scholarship. 

Justin Mowrey


Justin has spent his career in private equity and transaction advisory, with experience in several different industries. Prior to joining Catalyst, Justin was an Associate with Transition Capital Partners (TCP), a Dallas based private equity firm, where his responsibilities included transaction due diligence and portfolio company support. Prior to TCP, Justin served as a Senior Analyst at VMG Health, a healthcare valuation and transaction advisory firm. He holds a BBA in Finance, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.

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