About Catapult

We create technology to help athletes and teams perform to their true potential

Our Story

Catapult exists to build and improve the performance of athletes and teams at all levels of sport. This is our story.

Originally formed from a partnership between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) to maximise the performance of Australian athletes ahead of the Sydney Olympics, Catapult was officially founded in Melbourne in 2006.

The wearable technologies developed by Catapult in its early years were designed to address fundamental questions in sports performance. That purpose has remained at the heart of our work as we’ve grown from an Australian startup to a global leader in sports technology with solutions for every element of the performance ecosystem; from wearable tracking to athlete management and video analysis.

Catapult is committed to making performance technology available to athletes at all levels. As well as working with some of the biggest teams and organisations in world sport, we’ve created Catapult One – our athlete tracking device for the consumer market–to enable amateur soccer players to monitor their performance like the pros.

Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisition, Catapult continues to lead the way in sports science research and innovation. Today, the business is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:CAT) and has over 340+ staff across 30 locations, working with more than 2970 teams in 39 sports.

Timeline

Leadership
Team

Meet some of the talented and dedicated people behind Catapult.

Will Lopes

Chief Executive Officer

As the former Chief Revenue Officer of Audible, an Amazon subsidiary, Will brings world-class technology and growth experience from one of the world’s most successful technology businesses. Will was responsible for revenue growth and was a key leader on the executive management team responsible for overall business performance.

Hayden Stockdale

Chief Financial Officer

Hayden has over 25 years of finance and C-level management experience spanning Australia, London, and Hong Kong. Hayden joined Catapult from SXiQ, and was previously CFO of United Petroleum and Interactive, and CEO of ASX-listed Astron. He was also a partner at Goldman Sachs having spent the first 18 years of his career in investment banking.

Zoe Rumford

Chief People Officer

Zoe has extensive global experience in driving growth and development across technology companies, and delivering high performance cultures, including international senior leadership positions managing people and culture teams at both Spotify and Amazon. Her most recent notable roles were as Chief People Officer for Sofar Sounds and Acast podcasting platform.

Matt Bairos

Chief Commercial Officer

Matt is an accomplished industry and technology leader leveraging 15+ years of sales, product marketing, and client service experience at various organisations, both public and private. Matt joined Catapult through the acquisition of XOS Digital, where he was President and Chief Executive Officer, and has dedicated his professional life to the sports technology industry.

Chris Cooper

Chief Operating Officer

Chris joins Catapult following a role as EVP of International Operations and New Business Expansion at Audible, an Amazon subsidiary, where he managed over 10 teams across the globe as well as marketplace expansion opportunities. Chris was also responsible for driving emerging business, which included the launch of a B2B offering.

Brett Hammond

Executive Vice President, Global Sales

Brett joined Catapult through the acquisition of XOS Digital, where he was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, using his leadership to propel the company’s video editing solution to its current number one market share position and the success of the coaching and tactics platform for North American sport.

Yana Bulva

Senior Vice President, Product

Yana comes to Catapult with a wealth of experience in taking to market innovative B2C and B2B services and digital experiences that customers love. As the former General Manager of Audible for Business, Yana was focused on leading the strategy, development, and scaling of the Amazon subsidiary’s first B2B service.

Albert Tsai

Senior Vice President, Professional Services

Albert is an experienced software industry veteran with 15+ years managing the creation and delivery of enterprise (B2B) mission-critical software solutions. Albert previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at FastModel Sports, as well as Vice President of Advanced Research and Development at XOS Digital.

Param Hegde

Chief Technology Officer

Param has more than 20 years of global experience in driving growth within SaaS, cloud, data platform, and machine learning/AI technologies across a breadth of industries, while developing high-performing global teams for rapid technology scaling. He most recently served as CTO of the APM Business Unit at Aspen Technology, a Nasdaq-listed company with a market capitalization of more than $8.8 billion.

Courtney Maunsell

Senior Vice President, Revenue Operations

Courtney has a wealth of experience creating efficiency for commercial SaaS operations. She joined Catapult from her most recent role as the VP of Business Operations at Salsify, Inc., where she was a key commercial leader during Salsify’s growth from $10 million in annual revenues to more than $70 million. Prior to that, she was the VP, FP&A & Sales Operations at Acquia, Inc.

Jonathan Garland

Company Secretary

Jonathan’s career includes extensive ASX-listed general counsel and Company secretarial experience, as well as a wide-ranging international corporate legal background. Jonathan graduated with honours degrees in both Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

Join
Our Team

We are always looking for people who can bring enthusiasm and fresh perspectives to our team. If that’s you, then the chances are you’d thrive at Catapult and we’d love to hear from you.