Founder and President
Charla Triplett is the Founder and President of Catalyze, a Consulting Collective, bringing together expertise in Research, Design and Strategy with a focus on Medical Device and Digital Health. Charla is passionate about building relationships and bringing together the right people to tackle big problems. She is a results-oriented leader with demonstrated strength in new business development, strategy and building programs. Her science and engineering background, combined with her business acumen and experience, allow her to tailor solutions to a diverse set of clients.
For over 20 years, Charla has worked with entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, marketing and business teams, inside companies (large and small), nonprofits, and universities. Most recently, she worked as a product development strategist for a design firm and in business development for an interactive digital marketing agency. Prior to these Business Development roles, Charla spent over 15 years of her career focused on connecting industry and academia in the area of Biomedical Engineering, including founding and running a non-profit with this mission and working with over 60 Universities nationwide.
She has actively served on the OSU College of Engineering board for Chem, Bio and Environmental Engineering for the past 10 years and is a supporter of the OSU College of Business Advancing Women in Leadership program. She holds an M.S. in Bioengineering from Oregon State University, a B.S. in Microbiology from Washington State University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Arizona State University.