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The Catalyst Family

At Catalyst we pride ourselves on building a culture where all involved - be it a Director, Advisor, Manager, Team Leader or Intern - are treated equally and given full transparency into the running of the business. Catalyst views its team as close family, and this runs deep in our culture and the way the business is run and managed.

Board of Directors and Advisors

Catalyst has a board of directors and advisors that is made up of high caliber industry leaders that provide the firm with governance, oversight, and advice. The board of directors is in the process of being formed and the group will be announcing further additions in due course.


Benjamin Reid


Carlos Farjallah

Director and Advisor
John McCorvey

John McCorvey

Director and Chairman
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Scott Price


The Founders

The Catalyst Group was founded by four respected friends and colleagues with a collective mission to help its customers enjoy a seamless and user-friendly money management experience. The founders come with decades-worth of understanding and skill in fund administration, accounting, and private equity.


Benjamin Reid

Founder &
Co-Managing Partner
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Frank Ferrara

Founder &
Head of Private Equity

Marcus Rowe

Founder &
Head of Accounting & Finance
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Scott Price

Founder &
Co-Managing Partner

The Management Team

Catalyst is led by the Cayman Islands-based management team that today consists of 8 members. Over the coming months, Catalyst will announce the appointment of additional management team members to complete the team across the various functions of the group.
The management team report to John McCorvey and the board of directors, tasked with the mandate to hire and build a highly focused team aligned with the group's product and jurisdictionally focused solutions.

Catalyst's management team will invest heavily in local staff and in growing its own future stars through the implementation of a Cayman Islands-based internship and scholarship program.


Cara Hennessy

Director of Compliance


Hebert Almeida

Managing Director of Fund Services

Matthew Surnam

Matt Surman

Head of Information Technology

Chris Hindle

Head of Product

The day-to-day Operational Team

Our highly focused and dedicated team is the coming together of some of the industry's finest people. Our core staff brings a combined experience that delivers a unique and unparalleled customer service experience.  Catalyst employs only the highest caliber of talent with expertise in creating innovative, futureproofing solutions to solve our client's evolving needs.


Fernando Alves

Fund Administration and Middle Office Specialist

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Fernando Dorneles

Client Services & Middle Office Specialist

Jon Bogese

Assistant Fund Controller


Keegan Delport

Robotic Process Automation & Portfolio Middle Office

Marta Pires

Client Relationship & Finance Manager

Matt Dean

Matthew Dean

Fund Controller


Olga Khodzhaeva

Corporate Middle Office Services


Thomaz Monteiro

Client Relationship Manager & General Counsel

Pamela Furniss

Associate Director - Investor Services

Juliana Kay

Associate - Investor Services

Danielle Faul

Manager - Digital Fund Services
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Shakira Ebanks

Junior Associate – Fund Administration and Middle Office Services

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Naidy Rizo

Junior Associate – Fund Administration and Middle Office Services
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Roberto Seymour

Senior Associate – Investor Services

Experience Overview

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Benjamin ReidMcKinsey & CompanyMerrill LynchRoyal Bank of CanadaHSBCVP Bank (BVI)MaitlandCatalyst

Cara HennessyKPMG - Dublin
Close Brothers
DMSConyers Dill & Pearman

Carl BrentonBrent Johnson, CGA
USNR – Soderhamn Eriksson

Fernando AlvesBTG Pactual

Fernando DornelesPontifícia UniversidadeSensoricaGap Asset ManagementNovero InvestimentosParamis CapitalBTG PactualMaitlandMUFGCatalyst

Frank FerraraKPMGMadison International RealtyRhone GroupMaitlandCatalyst

John McCorvey Florida State Pension FundNeovestMadison GreyStonegateCatalyst

Jon BogeseYount Hyde & BarbourBogese Financial Development, pllcSkylar Energy LPCharles E. Walton & Co. MaitlandCatalyst
Keegan DelportMaitlandMUFGCatalyst

Marcus RoweTatts Group
KPMG - Australia
KPMG – Cayman Islands

Marta PiresDentsu Aegis
Intercorp Group
Perkins + Will

Matt DeanRichmond State Auditor of public accountsMaitland AdministrationCatalyst
Matt SurmanBMO Global Asset ManagementCSRBMO Global Asset ManagementStandard Chartered BankTLTCGIUBS Global Asset ManagementMUFGCatalyst

Olga KhodzhaevaHorsley & Associates Inc
Vine Group
Harmonic Fund Services
Scott PriceTMF Custom House Global Fund ServiceMaitlandCatalyst

Thomaz MonteiroAnheuser-Bush InBev
Triplo A
Intercorp Group

Team Structure

Catalyst works off a fully transparent structure where all staff understand their position within the structure. Catalyst has a linear reporting structure that is intended to encourage its employees to further their careers within the company. Staff titles will be assigned as follows: Intern, Administrator, Associate, Senior Associate, Team Leader or Manager, Associate Director, Director, Managing Director and Executive Committee Member.

The groups structure chart can be viewed below: