Our Team

  • John-Mark Bantock
    President and CEO
    Phone:   520-447-3737
    Email:     info@catalystgroupdevelopment.com

    Born in South Africa, John-Mark has enjoyed a cross-cultural upbringing having lived in Africa, Europe and North America. As a well-traveled professional, John-Mark enjoys connecting with people from all walks of life and has developed a large network of contacts across the Information Technology, Solar and Financial Services industries.

    Pursuing his passion for Entrepreneurship, he attended the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship (Ranked second in the nation) at the University of Arizona’s Eller School of Management. While earning his BS in Business Management he won numerous business plan and innovation awards while launching a manufacturing company building made-to-order custom electric bicycles.

    Following his passion for technology and innovation he joined a digital startup division of a National Media Company where he held an influential role growing and shaping the division's products and services as their top consultant.

    Seeing the future in Renewable Energy, he joined a local Solar Energy company where he helped them adopt best practices and expand nationally, increasing sales 10x within a year of taking the helm as the National Sales and Marketing Director.

    Thriving on the success of launching and developing new business, John-Mark started consulting full time in 2015, developing new software for the solar industry and helping numerous businesses build out their technology infrastructure, develop projects and increase their operational efficiency.

    John-Mark brings his diverse business background and wealth of real world experience to ever client engagement. Through his holistic consulting philosophy, Catalyst Group seeks to ensure that every project integrates well with all aspects of the business and positions the company for long term growth.
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    Education:
    • University of Arizona
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  • Gerardo Lona
    Senior Account Manager
    Phone:   520-704-7463
    Email:     glona@catalystgroupdevelopment.com

    After a year at Catalyst Group Development as an Account Manager, Gerardo Lona has been a part of several successful CRM implementations, is a Certified Zoho Creator Developer, and the resident expert in Zoho Creator, Zoho Survey, PandaDoc, and Campaigns. With experience working in HR right out of High School, leading a business club at Central Arizona College and placing a team among the top 10 in a national PBL competition, and not only graduating with a Business Administration degree but also completing the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program (Ranked 3rd in the Nation) at the University of Arizona; he also has a mind for understanding the use case for each of the systems we design and make recommendation which will benefit the various aspects of the business as we implement them. An aspiring entrepreneur himself, he will make sure that we deploy our resources to most efficiently and effectively meet your needs.
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    Education:
    • Business Administration
    • Entrepreneurship
  • Dheeraj Gupta
    Developer
    Phone:   520-447-3737
    Email:     dgupta@catalystgroupdevelopment.com

    Born in India, Dheeraj comes from a beautiful hill-station that nestles in the Himalayas. As an avid hiker and passionate photographer Dheeraj enjoys traveling around the world and enjoying the outdoors. As a former Lead Android Developer at Samsung Research Institute he brings with him more than 4 years of experience in mobile app development, web development and work with APIs. He is currently furthering his education, finishing at Masters in MIS at Eller College of Management (Dec 2017) he is furthering is experience into the territories of Business Intelligence and Analytics.
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  • Nicholas Shea
    Developer
    Phone:   520-447-3737
    Email:     nshea@catalystgroupdevelopment.com

    Nick is a native of Western New York, brought out west by the mild winters and the University of Arizona's program for National Merit Scholars. Nick graduated in 2016 with an engineering degree and immediately began pursuing his Master's in Computer Science through Georgia Tech's OMSCS program. He plans to graduate in 2018, with specializations in Computing Systems and Computational Perception. Nick is an experienced developer, having worked extensively in web and API development. Nick's past work for Catalyst clients includes search engine optimization, Zoho development and deployment across their entire range of products, and web design, including Zoho integrations. When he is not working or studying, Nick enjoys swimming and cycling and running, even competing in the occasional triathlon.
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    Education:
    • University of Arizona BS Mining Engineering
    • Georgia Tech Masters in Computer Science Candidate 2018
    Services Provided:
    • Web Development
    • SEO
    • CRM Integration and Custom Functionality Development
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