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 PLAYR – 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.



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.

Rick Wingfield

Chief Technology Officer

An experienced, customer-focused technology leader with a proven track record of delivering innovation, digital transformation and product launches. Rick has previously worked at major organisations such as Barclays, AIA, NAB and Australia Post, as well as having extensive experience with startups as a founder, advisor, and board member.

Kelly Hutchison

Chief People Officer

Kelly is a highly-commercial human resources and organisation development leader with 20+ years of global, multi-industry experience holding senior roles with The Children’s Place and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Passionate about leading organisations through significant periods of change, Kelly brings a wealth of expansion experience.

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.

Karl Hogan

Senior Vice President, Partnerships & Communications

Karl has 12+ years commercial experience in sports technology and oversees key partnerships that enhance the company’s platform, advances revenue in step-changing metrics, corporate development initiatives, internal communications, and PR. Previous roles include Commercial Partnerships & Rights Acquisition at Perform Group (now Stats/Perform) and Director of Business Development at Opta.

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.

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.