Rob Biederman is the Co-Founder, Chairman and former co-CEO of Catalant Technologies, the market leader enabling companies to get from strategy to execution, faster. Biederman is also co-author of a book titled, Reimagining Work: Strategies to Disrupt Talent, Lead Change, and Win with a Flexible Workforce, which lays out a vision and path for a new relationship between global companies and talent.
More than 30 percent of the Fortune 100 use Catalant’s platform to frictionlessly access and deploy talent, ranging from employees to over 70,000 elite independent consultants and 1,000 boutique firms in Catalant’s Expert Marketplace. Anonymized data from leading companies train Catalant’s AI-powered skills matching and recommendation engine, inform its best practices, and surface intelligent insights that get smarter over time. Based in Boston, Catalant serves thousands of clients, including GE, Hess, and Unilever, as well as many others on a confidential basis. The company has raised more than $100 million in venture capital funding from leading firms and individuals including General Catalyst, Highland Capital, Greylock Partners, Salesforce, Mark Cuban, the Kraft family and countless others.
Prior to founding Catalant, Biederman was a private equity investor at Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital, where he focused on the healthcare and high-tech industries. In these roles, he served as an advisor to and collaborator with both public and private management teams on topics including organic growth, competitive strategy, mergers and acquisitions, capital allocation, and financing strategy.
Beginning in January 2021, Rob will be joining Harvard Business School as an Executive Fellow in the Entrepreneurial Management unit, co-teaching the Scaling Technology Ventures course on funding and accelerating the growth of disruptive internet companies.
Biederman graduated from Princeton University with an A.B., cum laude, in Economics and Finance, and from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar. He played on the junior varsity basketball team and served as Student Body President.