Catalyst Investors promotes three

Catalyst Investors has promoted three of its staffers. Mia Hegazy is now principal, Samantha Lexton has become vice president of investor relations and Patty Xu is now chief financial officer. Catalyst Investors is a growth equity firm founded in 2000.


NEW YORK, DECEMBER 6, 2018 – Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors announced the promotion of Mia Hegazy to Principal, Samantha Lexton to Vice President, Investor Relations and Patty Xu to Chief Financial Officer.

Hegazy joined Catalyst as an analyst in 2013 and has been an integral member of the investment team, responsible for deal origination, diligence, execution and portfolio management. She also focuses on formulating new investment theses and conducting company outreach.

“Since joining as an analyst more than five years ago, Mia has been a vital asset not only to the Catalyst investment team, but also to our portfolio company management teams,” said Brian Rich, Managing Partner of Catalyst Investors. “She is a valuable board member and possesses the rare ability to find and create value in high growth companies.”

As Vice President, Investor Relations, Lexton will spend time building relationships with current and prospective Limited Partners while continuing to focus on investor relations, portfolio analysis, deal team support and special projects.

“In a relatively short period of time, Samantha has proven herself as a key resource to LPs and an integral part of the Catalyst team,” said Rich.

Xu joined Catalyst as the firm’s Controller in 2012 and will continue to be responsible for the firm’s accounting, reporting and office operations.

“Patty is well deserving of this promotion and is a valued member of the Catalyst management team,” Rich added.

About Catalyst Investors
Catalyst Investors is a growth equity firm founded in 2000. Catalyst’s mission is to earn superior returns by helping entrepreneurs build great companies. Catalyst employs a rigorous top-down research focus that seeks to identify investment opportunities in companies and industries that will exhibit strong revenue growth. The firm works in true partnership with talented management teams to build long-term value. Past and present Catalyst portfolio companies include SaaS-based businesses (Weave, Fusion Risk Management, Jobvite, MessageLabs, MINDBODY), Business Services (Datavail, Envoy, Reputation Institute), Food Tech (BrightFarms, ChowNow), Healthcare IT (Clinicient, PresenceLearning), AdTech/Marketing (Conductor, MediaMath, WeddingWire) and Internet Infrastructure (InSite Wireless Group, Latisys, Xplornet). For more information, visit