New York, New York; October 3, 2014 — GLG today announced that Bart Catalane has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer, joining its senior management team. GLG is the world’s largest membership for professional learning and expertise, providing clients across fields the targeted connections they need to learn, make decisions, and grow.
Catalane brings to GLG more than 25 years of experience leading finance for venture- and private equity-backed companies, ranging from Open English (a venture-backed startup) to Getty Images and Ziff Davis Media. His previous financial and strategic experience includes positions at Webloyalty Holdings, LIN TV, TMP Worldwide, and Capital Cities/ABC.
“Our mission is to transform the way the world’s top professionals share expertise and learn, and I look forward to having Bart’s perspective and experience as we grow and achieve our mission,” said GLG President and CEO Alexander Saint-Amand. “He’s particularly well equipped to help us manage the next stages of investment that will drive our growth.”
“I’m excited to join GLG – a company that offers the world’s top professionals something essential and unique,” added Catalane. “I look forward to helping this great team continue to innovate, disrupt, and transform professional learning.”
GLG was founded in 1998 to serve professionals who needed perspective that couldn’t be found in one-size-fits-all industry reports. It began connecting its clients with smart people who had firsthand expertise or operational experience. Today GLG serves the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, consulting firms, nonprofits, and startups. Its teaching members include 400,000 policy specialists, academics, engineers, former C-level managers, and professional leaders. GLG is scaling one-to-one learning, pairing its members thousands of times a week, around the world.
Catalane received his undergraduate degree in finance from Fairfield University and an MBA from Babson College. Additionally, he sat on the Boards of Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters, Radio Music License Committee (Co-Chair), and American Business Media.
About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group
GLG is transforming the way the world’s top professionals share expertise and learn. GLG curates custom learning experiences among professionals and thought leaders across fields, within a rigorous compliance framework. GLG scales one-to-one learning through conversations, mentorships, small group convenings, surveys, and other interactions with its network of more than 400,000 experts. Global, technology-driven, and nimble, GLG is the world’s largest membership for professional learning and expertise. Its 900 employees work in 21 offices in 12 countries. To find out more, visit www.GLG.it and follow @GLG.