Lawrence D. Poster / Managing Director
Lawrence D. Poster is Founder and Managing Director of the Catalyx Group, a retainer-based Executive Search and Venture Consulting Firm in NJ just west of New York City specializing in Healthcare, the Life Sciences, FoodTech, Digital, Mobile and other growing and emerging technology sectors. Catalyx Group/ Executive Search conducts Searches for CEO and other senior and mid-level talent and also finds one-of-a-kind talent for special situations, recruits U.S. leaders for international companies and builds entire teams for university and venture-backed start-ups. Catalyx Group/ Venture Consulting provides strategic consulting services to Clients including assisting with commercialization strategies, venture funding and strategic partnering.
Mr. Poster’s professional experience began in Washington D. C., where he served as an economist with the federal government and later served as a consultant with Arthur Young & Company’s Quantitative Management Science Group (now Ernst and Young). Following Arthur Young, Lawrence rose through the ranks to become head of marketing for the New York Bank for Savings, a multi-billion-dollar thrift and New York’s oldest, which, following several mergers combined with J.P. Morgan Chase. In the mid 2000’s, Mr. Poster served as Executive Vice President in DHR International’s New York Office in its Healthcare and Life Sciences Executive Search Practice.
Lawrence is Event Chair and Chair Elect of the MIT Sloan Club of New York, Member of the Board of the MIT Club of Northern New Jersey and is past Member of both the Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York and International Advisory Board of Ramapo College. He organized the MITEFNYC event, Emerging Technologies that will Change the World, in association with Technology Review and underwritten in part by National Public Radio. He has organized numerous events for the Sloan School Club of New York and is currently organizing the event, Covid-19, The Economy and How to Grow out of the Hole the U.S. Is In. Mr. Poster has been a Mentor for New York-area Healthcare Incubators and is a frequent judge at STEM fairs in NJ. He is also a long-running judge of MBA competitions at Rutgers University and was a judge of African digital startups for both the 2018 and 2019 MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy/Inclusive Innovation Challenge for Entrepreneurs. He is a judge for MIT SOLVE 2020.
In addition to his work at Catalyx Group, Mr. Poster has developed a novel drug-delivery method to deliver drugs across the Blood Brain Barrier for which two world-renowned labs have submitted development proposals.
Outside Healthcare and the Life Sciences, Lawrence has been a long-standing member of the century-old Amateur Comedy Club in New York, the nation’s oldest continuously performing not-for-profit theater club. He has also produced one out-of-town and co-produced four Off-Broadway Shows.
Mr. Poster earned a B.S. in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.