Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst

Toronto Metropolitan University’s national centre for training, innovation and collaboration in cybersecurity.

About the Catalyst​

Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, and offering programs and services across Canada, the Catalyst empowers individuals and organizations to seize the opportunities and tackle the challenges of cybersecurity. Together with our partners and collaborators, we work to realize a vision of healthy democracies and thriving societies, powered by safe and secure digital technologies.

Through our groundbreaking training and certification programs; unique commercial accelerator for cybersecurity start-ups and scale-ups; first-of-its-kind cyber range; wide-ranging public education programs; and influential policy development platform, the Catalyst helps drive Canada’s global competitiveness in cybersecurity.

Meet the Catalyst Team

These are the people that make it all possible.

Heather Adam
Director, Strategic Operations
Heather Adam
Director, Strategic Operations
Wuraola Akinola
Business Engagement & Administration Coordinator, Corporate Training
Wuraola Akinola
Business Engagement & Administration Coordinator, Corporate Training
Mir Sohail Ali
Interactive Media Design Specialist
Mir Sohail Ali
Interactive Media Design Specialist
Nathan Battersby
Program Manager, Catalyst Cyber Accelerator
Nathan Battersby
Program Manager, Catalyst Cyber Accelerator
Luke Benner
Cyber Range Technician & Catalyst IT Support Specialist
Luke Benner
Cyber Range Technician & Catalyst IT Support Specialist
Sumit Bhatia
Director, Innovation & Policy
Sumit Bhatia
Director, Innovation & Policy
Odunola Bola-Adesope
Project Coordinator, Admissions & Recruitment - ACTP
Odunola Bola-Adesope
Project Coordinator, Admissions & Recruitment - ACTP
Aurn Chima
Project Coordinator, Community Engagement, ACTP
Aurn Chima
Project Coordinator, Community Engagement, ACTP
Naresh de Silva
Director, Marketing & Communications
Naresh de Silva
Director, Marketing & Communications
Andrea Dermody
Employer Partnerships Specialist, ACTP
Andrea Dermody
Employer Partnerships Specialist, ACTP
Trish Dyl
Director, Corporate Training
Trish Dyl
Director, Corporate Training
Lauren Eikerman
Operations Coordinator
Lauren Eikerman
Operations Coordinator
Charles Finlay
Founding Executive Director
Charles Finlay
Founding Executive Director
Rushmi Hasham
Director, ACTP & CyberStart Canada
Rushmi Hasham
Director, ACTP & CyberStart Canada
Bahja Ibrahim
Program Lead, Catalyst Cyber Accelerator
Bahja Ibrahim
Program Lead, Catalyst Cyber Accelerator
Serena Jerkovic
Business Engagement & Sector Coordinator, Corporate Training
Serena Jerkovic
Business Engagement & Sector Coordinator, Corporate Training
Agata Kazimierski
Senior Advisor
Agata Kazimierski
Senior Advisor
Tiffany Kelly
Project Coordinator, Programs Operations
Tiffany Kelly
Project Coordinator, Programs Operations
Kathryn Maksym
Project Manager, Cyberstart
Kathryn Maksym
Project Manager, Cyberstart
Ian McWilliam
Trainer & Senior Security Advisor, Corporate Training
Ian McWilliam
Trainer & Senior Security Advisor, Corporate Training
Rea Nero
Corporate Training & Cyber Range + Catalyst Cyber Accelerator
Rea Nero
Corporate Training & Cyber Range + Catalyst Cyber Accelerator
Bami Ogunlana
Student Success Program Specialist, ACTP
Bami Ogunlana
Student Success Program Specialist, ACTP
Randy Purse
Senior Cybersecurity Advisor, Corporate Training
Randy Purse
Senior Cybersecurity Advisor, Corporate Training
Roxana Rozembaigher
Manager, Admissions & Recruitment, ACTP
Roxana Rozembaigher
Manager, Admissions & Recruitment, ACTP
Marcus Santos
Academic Director
Marcus Santos
Academic Director
Kirk Saunders
Cyber Range Trainer
Kirk Saunders
Cyber Range Trainer
Juliana Scharrer
Program Manager, ACTP
Juliana Scharrer
Program Manager, ACTP
Anita Schretlen
Business Development & Account Lead, Corporate Training
Anita Schretlen
Business Development & Account Lead, Corporate Training
Dave Sousa
Web & Digital Specialist
Dave Sousa
Web & Digital Specialist
Claire van Nierop
Communications Lead
Claire van Nierop
Communications Lead
Jennifer Yang
Finance Manager
Jennifer Yang
Finance Manager
Yuan Yin Yu
Program Operations Data Analyst
Yuan Yin Yu
Program Operations Data Analyst