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Reporting to the President and COO, the HR Director will own the HR and Recruiting functions across the company. We are looking for a passionate self-starter with experience in a fast-paced startup environment to build, manage and implement HR strategies and programs aligned with our mission, values and goals.

About Us

Katalyst makes working out easier, faster, safer and more effective than ever before. Our FDA-cleared training system and full-body suit uses Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) to deliver specifically-tuned, low-frequency impulses to each of your major muscle groups. These impulses imitate the brain signals that cause your muscles to contract and significantly increase your muscle activity. When combined with simple, bodyweight movements, Katalyst multiplies the results of any exercise. The result is a complete, full-body workout in just 20 minutes, with no external weights or impact on your joints. Learn more at


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • As a member of Katalyst’s Executive Team, partners with leadership to create a comprehensive people strategy that supports Katalyst’s aggressive company growth goals.
  • Responsible for building and managing a talent acquisition engine to ensure a pipeline of talent needed to meet our recruiting goals.
  • Utilizing market research, internal surveys and industry benchmarks, create innovative strategies and programs to increase the engagement and retention of employees.
  • Lead the annual performance management and compensation planning process.
  • Work with departmental leadership to create career paths, development opportunities and succession plans for their teams.
  • Manage the annual benefits renewal and open enrollment processes and ensure all plans are competitive and compliant.
  • Identify and manage all HR-related training.
  • Create, update and maintain all employee policies, including the employee handbook, to ensure compliance with all federal state and local employment laws.
  • Provide counsel to the Katalyst management team on any disciplinary matters and employee relations issues and partner with outside counsel on any investigations and immigration issues.
  • Create and report on key People Metrics.
  • Manage the HR and Recruiting departmental budget.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated experience building the HR and Recruiting function at a rapidly growing organization.
  • 8+ years of HR experience, with at least 3 years of leadership experience.
  • Strong experience in Recruitment, Organizational Design and Development, Compensation and Benefits, Policy Development, Performance Management and Employee Relations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field
  • SHRM-SCP or SPHR certification
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent negotiation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to manage time and meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


At Katalyst, the health and well-being of our employees is of the utmost importance to us. We offer the following to all full-time employees:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • 100% Medical, Dental, and Vision premiums paid for employees and 50% for dependents
  • 401k with employer match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Flexible hybrid work environment: 3 days in office, 2 days remote
  • Paid Parental/Family leave

Katalyst is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our applicants. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The salary range for this role is $145,000 to $210,000.
This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and business needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.