These highly respected private equity firms have invested in Catalogic and its vision to remain at the forefront of innovation for data protection software solutions


Bedford Venture Partners is a private investment partnership led by industry veterans Robert Belau and Ken Barth. Mr. Belau was formerly the co-founder and President of Predictive Systems (NASD:PRDS), a global technology services company. Mr. Barth was the founder and CEO of Tek-Tools Software, which was acquired by SolarWinds (NASD:SWI) in 2010.

Windcrest Partners is a New York based evergreen venture capital and private equity partnership. The Firm invests in private companies at all stages of development and seeks to partner with talented management teams and innovative entrepreneurs.


Michael Gellert

Board of Directors |

Michael Gellert is a General Partner of Windcrest Partners which he co-founded in 1968. Michael is a director of Dalet Technologies and a director emeritus of Seacor Holdings. He was previously a director of Devon Energy, Humana Inc. Six Flags and Regal Cinemas.

Michael is also active in a number of non-profit organizations including the Carnegie Institution of Washington, New School University, Human Rights Watch, the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts and the New York City Opera. He received an AB degree from Harvard College.

James Gellert

Board of Directors |

James Gellert joined Windcrest Partners in 1998 and founded Windcrest Partners Public Investments in 2008. From 2002 through 2008, he was a partner at Windcrest Discovery Investments where he covered technology and business services investments.

From 1991 through 1997, James was with Oakes, Fitzwilliams & Co., a London-based investment banking firm specializing in public small-cap U.S. companies. James received an AB from Harvard College.

Robert Belau

Board of Directors |

Robert has worked for 20 years as an executive and investor in technology-enabled companies. He is the managing partner of Bedford Venture Partners, a private investment firm he co-founded with Ken Barth. Bedford Venture Partners invests in software and services companies, playing an active role in their development and growth. In 1995, Robert co-founded and was President of Predictive Systems (NASD:PRDS), a global network technology services company. Most recently, Robert managed the growth equity fund for Bulger Partners, a technology focused merchant bank. He holds a BS in Computer Science from New York University.

Ken Barth

Board of Directors |

Ken has over 20 years of management leadership experience in the technology industry. The Founder of TekTools, Inc, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company from November 1997 until January 2010. During his tenure, the company developed and brought to market the KAWA and Profiler products. KAWA, a Java Integrated Development Environment, garnered more than 50,000 users worldwide before the product and the development team was acquired by the Allaire Corp. (NASDAQ: ALLR) in November of 2000. Profiler, an IT Infrastructure Monitoring and Reporting suite, grew to well over 1,000 customers prior to its acquisition by Solarwinds in January 2010. From December 1993 until October of 1997 he helped to found and build Micromuse, Inc from a U.S. startup to a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: MUSE).

He is very active as a volunteer in the Dallas Independent School District, DISD, and is a contributor to DISD’s current inaugural “Leadership DISD” program and Dallas Kid’s First, a PAC that helps to identify and elect strong School Board Trustee’s for our kids, currently working on initiatives at the State and local level to help kids in public education.

Ken also serves on the board of Educational First Steps (EFS).  The organization’s goal is to improve the quality of early childhood education for economically disadvantaged children to better prepare them to become productive citizens and contributing members of society.

He also has a strong interest in stimulating investigative journalism and has worked closely with the Columbia School of Journalism to establish the framework and launch in November 2011 of their digital on line investigative news outlet that focuses on the boroughs of New York.