The Qatalyst Team

atalyst's advisors combine an extensive network of relationships with deep industry knowledge and seasoned transaction expertise to deliver a superior, senior level of service for clients who value experience, judgment, candor and insight. In addition to merger and acquisition advice, Qatalyst Partners employs its team's extensive corporate finance and capital markets experience to advise companies on capital structure and capital raising alternatives, and selectively raises private capital for clients.


Barry Ripley

Barry joined Qatalyst in April 2018. He was previously with Citigroup in its Technology Investment Banking Group in San Francisco, California. Barry’s strategic advisory experience prior to Qatalyst includes Avvo’s sale to Internet Brands, Broadcom’s unsolicited takeover attempt of Qualcomm, SailPoint’s initial public offering and Pivotal Software’s initial public offering.

Barry grew up in the Bay Area and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, M.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.