August 2022

Core Catalysts Volunteers at RMHKC

On July 19th, Core Catalysts put in some time at the Wylie House in Kansas City, one of the homes built for the Ronald McDonald House charity that provides a living space for families with children undergoing medical treatment.

Representing the altruistic spirit of Core Catalysts that evening was Jim Wadella (Founder), Jeff Kupper (Director), Brad Anderson (Senior Consultant), Sandy Wadella (Administration), and Theo Kupper (Associate). They spent much of their time preparing over 50 meals for the families that rely on RMHKC for support. Aside from having some fun in the kitchen, our team enjoyed meeting the staff and working with them to help out families in need.

Core Catalysts is volunteering at RMHKC again on September 20th. We hope to see you there, too!

April 2022

Core Catalysts and FEI Host Global Prairie’s Panel on the “B Corp” Movement

Core Catalysts is pleased to have helped organize a fantastic session last night (April 18th) at the Kansas City Financial Executive International (FEI) dinner meeting. Anne St. Peter, co-founder of Global Prairie, led the panel discussion on B-Corps. Her panel consisted of Chris Marquis (author of “How the B Corp Movement is Remaking Capitalism” and international speaker), Doug Bell, co-founder of Global Prairie, Tom Rogge, board member of Global Prairie, and Bob Regnier, former lender to Global Prairie when he led Bank of Blue Valley.

This stellar panel explained the B Corp movement and used Global Prairie’s journey to be the current #4 ranked B Corp in the world as the case study! A very insightful presentation and discussion – it could have gone all night!

All attendees received a signed copy of Chris’ book provided by KC FEI and Core Catalysts.

June 2021

Press Release: Jo Anne Gabbert Launches Core Talent

As we reach for the pandemic’s finish line, businesses are looking to get more things done. Jo Anne Gabbert, VP of Corporate Development at Core Catalysts, has recently launched Core Talent to get businesses back on track. Through this program, businesses will get to continue their projects that may have been put on pause during the pandemic.

Click here to read more about this endeavor. 

February 2021

New Team Member Announcement: Bob Tharp

We are pleased to announce that Bob Tharp has joined the Core Catalysts team. He brings with him over 30 years of sales, marketing and business development experience, in combination with over 20 years of IT and management consulting experience.

Bob is highly accomplished at helping clients achieve their revenue and profit goals by diagnosing and developing strategies to resolve the root cause issues stunting their growth. As director of sales, Bob will be responsible for growing revenue by helping our clients achieve their goals via the firm’s growth services, financial advisory, operational improvement, and IT management services.

Prior to joining Core Catalysts, Bob served as the vice president of consulting for Trabon Solutions, an IT consulting firm, led sales and marketing for RSM’s Performance Improvement Group in Kansas City, and was the director of commercial sales for StrategicOne, a marketing analytics and automation firm. He began his career at Hallmark Cards where he earned a reputation for achieving superior results by thinking differently and embracing new concepts.

Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Kansas State University.

September 2020

Press Release: Core Catalysts Announces Partnership to Launch New Service of Solving Cloud Sprawl

Consulting firms Core Catalysts and Smart Factory have announced a new partnership. In response to a significant increase in demand by their Healthcare, Finance, Insurance, and Manufacturing clients, the two companies have teamed up to create a new line of service targeted at solving cloud sprawl.

Cloud sprawl can lead to unnecessary spending, inefficient resource controls, and inadequate security and compliance within an organization, and many businesses become subject to cloud sprawl due to a lack of visibility and management of their cloud services.

Click here to read more about this partnership

Greater KC Chamber of Commerce 2020 Small Business Celebration

Core Catalysts was selected as a candidate for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce 2020 Small Business Celebration. The Small Business Celebration recognizes the work of the Kansas City region’s small business community and culminates with the Mr. K Small Business of the Year awards. With the nomination, Managing Member Jim Wadella explained Core Catalysts and its impact through a virtual “Shark Tank-style” event hosted by the Chamber.