Catalogic’s executive team is comprised of category experts and experienced industry leaders dedicated to providing enterprises the world over with solutions that enable them to rethink the economics of their data.

Ken Barth


Ken Barth is Catalogic’s Chief Executive Officer. 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).

Stephan Loyka


Stephan is Catalogic's Chief Financial Officer.  He has more than 35 years of financial management experience in various industries including software technology, services, manufacturing and telecommunications.  He has an extensive background in financial systems, internal audit and reporting.

Prior to joining Catalogic, he was most recently with Syncsort as the CFO. During his tenure, Stephan effectively guided the company through a change in ownership, debt facility negotiations and a separation of business operations. He managed domestic & international tax audits, foreign statutory regulations and transfer pricing policy. His experience also includes intellectual property and contract law.

Stephan earned a BS in Business Administration from Villanova University. He also holds CPA and CGMA designations.

Mark Sutter

Vice President Product Operations |

Mark has more than 25 years of experience managing the development of both established and bleeding-edge software products in companies ranging from small startups to multi-billion dollar market leaders, with special emphasis on storage and cloud offerings.

Prior to joining Catalogic Software, Mark held engineering executive positions at EMC, Atempo, CreekPath Systems, Veritas Software, Seagate Software, Netlabs and N.E.T.  He has also served as a strategic advisor and interim executive with numerous emerging growth companies in the high tech industry.

Mark earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering Science from Penn State University and a master's degree in Operations Research from Stanford University.

Rich Pappas

Vice President Business Development |

Rich brings more than 25 years of executive experience in sales and business development from the Information Technology industry. In addition to leading multiple direct and OEM sales teams, Rich has negotiated a variety of successful business relationships focused upon storage systems, boards, ASICs as well as enterprise software markets.

Prior to joining Catalogic Software, Rich was the VP of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Proximal Data, a leader in server-side caching software acquired by Samsung Electronics. Previous positions for Rich include serving as VP of OEM Sales at DataDirect Networks, VP of Business Development for Storwize where he led the establishment of new business relationships to further their real time compression software; as well as VP of Business Development and Marketing for Emulex Corporation's Embedded Storage Products business unit.  Rich has also held positions with LSI Corporation, Digital Infusion, Inc., Core 2 Electronics., Inc., AMD and HP.

Rich earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

Bill Simpson

Vice President Global Sales |

As Vice President of Global Sales, Bill is responsible for the company’s sales strategy and leads the global sales organization. Bill has more than 20 years of technology sales experience and possesses a strong track record of building highly productive channel and sales organizations for young, fast-growing technology companies.  Immediately prior to joining Catalogic, Bill served as VP of Worldwide Sales for Nasuni, an enterprise storage company that provides distributed organizations with a simple, unified storage solution by combining cloud storage with on-premises storage controllers. At Nasuni, Bill was responsible for transforming the companies GTM strategy by leveraging the channel into a SaaS based storage offering with recurring revenues for the solution providers. 

Prior to Nasuni, Bill served as VP of Worldwide Sales at Akorri, a storage and virtualization management company that was acquired by NetApp in 2011. Before Akorri, Bill was VP of Global Channel sales and Strategy at Virtual Iron Software, a virtualization and virtual infrastructure management company that Oracle acquired in 2009. Bill has also held sales management positions at Pedestal Software (a security audit and compliance software company acquired by Altiris); Corechange (an enterprise portal company acquired by OpenText); Ardent (a data warehousing software company acquired by Informix/IBM); and Stratus Computer (a maker of fault-tolerant computers).

Bill's outstanding work has earned him CRN Channel Chief 4 times (2009, 2010, 2013, 2015) , and channel programs that Bill led in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and 2012 each won the highest five-star certification rating from Everything Channel's Partner Program Guides. Bill holds a bachelor of science from Bridgewater State College.

Ira Goodman

Vice President Worldwide Support |

Ira Goodman is Catalogic Software’s Vice President, Worldwide Support, leading the worldwide product services teams in support of customers and partners. Before assuming his current position, he served as director of product support and professional services for all America’s customers. With over 28 years of technical support experience Ira has always focused on delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction across different operating environments, starting with mainframe software.

Prior to joining Catalogic, Ira held positions supporting mainframe and networking technology in companies within the telephone communications industry. In these roles, Ira was responsible for managing the support of large mission critical mainframe environments running millions of transactions daily.

Ira received his MBA in computer methodology from Bernard Baruch College (part of the City University of New York). He also holds a BS degree, cum laude in computer science from CCNY.