Our team comes from a wide variety of exceptional backgrounds in the financial services industry. As a group, majority hold advance degrees in all disciplines, from corporate banking to business administration, marketing, finance, English, engineering and law. We value and utilize the unique talents that each individual offers.

A collaborative perspective guides CCG Catalyst relationships both internally and with clients. We take a long-term view in our relationships. We strive to build bonds founded on respect, caring, honesty, mutual support, and investment. We work together in a manner that is team-oriented, constructive, and challenging.

Leadership Team

Paul Schaus

Founder & President
Chief Executive Officer

Scarlett Sieber

Managing Director
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

Pat Valentino

Chief Relationship Officer
John Macaluso

John Macaluso


Elaine Szeto



Lenny Smith

Senior Consultant

Steve Madura

Senior Consultant

Samitha Moodley


Marketing / IT

Madi McGinnis

Media & Digital Marketing Consultant
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Emily Lockwood

Marketing Communications Consultant
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Kelsey Teske

Marketing Communications Consultant

Ariana Vallejo

Digital Production Consultant

Fabricio Teixeira

Digital Architect

“We have used other consultants in the past; however, the quality of work provided by CCG Catalyst Consulting Group is by far the best that we have seen. Their team consistently works to evaluate our needs and solve our unique issues, rather than using an ‘off-the-shelf’ approach as other consultants do”

—MidCounty Bank