Introducing Our New Managing Director, Rob Patrick

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Rob Patrick as Catalyst Computer System’s new Managing Director. With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, Rob brings a wealth of knowledge and a dynamic leadership style to our organization.

Rob has a diverse background in the IT sector, as he began his career in technical roles, but transitioned into software expertise over two decades ago. Originally from Leicester, where Catalyst Computer Systems is coincidentally based, Rob now resides in Poole, Dorset. Despite his geographical journey, he maintains a strong connection to Leicester, often spending time there with his family. Rob’s career has taken him across the UK and around the world, including a fascinating tenure as an IT Officer onboard several cruise ships.

Rob’s extensive industry experience, coupled with his understanding of various sectors such as agriculture, groundscare, and construction positions him as an asset to Catalyst. His insights into the demands faced by these industries will undoubtedly drive the company’s growth and success.

Having been part of the Catalyst family for the past 3.5 years, Rob previously served as the Customer Services Director before stepping into the role of Managing Director in March 2024. Before joining Catalyst, he spent 12 years with Catalyst’s sister company, Ibcos Computers, where he held pivotal roles ranging from Implementation and Training Consultant to Professional Services Group Manager.

Rob’s tenure at Catalyst has been marked by significant achievements, notably his dedication to nurturing the career development of team members. Under his guidance, several team members have been promoted into leadership and management positions, a testament to his commitment to fostering talent within the organization.

As our new Managing Director, Rob is committed to implementing greater collaboration across all departments. His vision includes encouraging interdepartmental cooperation to enhance levels of service to customers and deliver new and improved features within the Platinum product. With Rob’s leadership, we are excited to see existing projects reach fruition and a roadmap of new enhancements take shape.

Outside of his professional pursuits, Rob is a devoted father of two daughters. He also enjoys various water-based activities such as sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding, which play a significant role in his social life.

As Catalyst embarks on this new chapter under Rob’s leadership, we are filled with optimism and enthusiasm for the journey ahead. Together, we are poised to achieve remarkable success and drive innovation in the IT industry. Please join us in welcoming Rob to his new role as Managing Director of Catalyst Computer Systems.

About Catalyst Computer Systems

Since 1989, Catalyst Computer Systems has been helping specialised trades and dealers in the United Kingdom manage their business successfully with Platinum Software. This highly versatile product is one of the leading dealer management systems in many industries, including Motorcycle, Caravan & Motorhome, Car, Logistics & Road Haulage, Retail Sales and Trade Counter & Order Distribution.