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Jul 13, 2009
Jeffrey Faszcza has joined Catalyst Partners as a principal in the firm. Faszcza brings over 32 years of experience in direct management and strategic business development to one of D.C.’s most respected homeland security government relations and business development firms.
Most recently, Mr. Faszcza served as the Executive Director of Washington Operations of United Technologies Corporation’s Hamilton Sundstrand Division. While at Hamilton Sundstrand, Faszcza was responsible for managing the corporation’s activities and developing market strategies for both government affairs and commercial business. Faszcza oversaw the Congressional lobbying associated with legislative and policy matters for the company. He also served as representative to the agencies of the U.S. Government, in particular the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Energy (DOE).
Faszcza’s background in working with the NASA dates back to the beginnings of the Space Shuttle program. He gained additional experience working on the International Space Station, and his work continues today with the Constellation program. In the early Nineties, Faszcza played a critical role in negotiating programs on behalf of NASA with the Russian Space Agency and other supporting industries.
Faszcza also helped Hamilton Sundstrand develop and win a series of DHS contracts related to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Events (CBRNE) detection, among them was to a project to build, equip and operate a mobile trailer designed to give first responders the ability to do in-depth chemical analysis at almost any incident location.
“Jeff Faszcza’s knowledge of creating business opportunities, strategic planning and management of complex projects, particularly his work on homeland and aerospace issues, will be invaluable to many of our clients,” said David Olive, founding partner of Catalyst.
A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Master’s Degree in business management, Mr. Faszcza has also completed advanced studies at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.
About Catalyst Partners
Catalyst Partners, L.L.C., is a Washington, D.C. based government relations, business development and public affairs firm whose clients include Fortune 100 companies, major trade associations and small businesses. Catalyst’s primary focus is in helping its clients negotiate the federal and state marketplace for homeland security and homeland defense products and services. Catalyst Partners was named by The Hill newspaper as one of the most influential homeland security consulting firms in Washington.