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Catalyst Among Highest Scoring Businesses on Inc. Magazine’s List of Best Workplaces for 2023

June 19, 2023

Catalyst Clinical Research Joins Annual List for Second Year

Wilmington, N.C., 19 June 2023 – Catalyst Clinical Research, a market-leading provider of clinical research services, has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual Best Workplaces list, a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company culture. This is Catalyst’s second consecutive year on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list.  

After collecting data from thousands of submissions, Inc. selected 591 honorees for this year’s list. Each company nominated took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, which included topics such as management effectiveness, perks, fostering employee growth, and overall company culture. The organizations’ benefits were also audited to determine overall score and ranking. 

Founded in 2013, Catalyst employs nearly 500 clinical research professionals and nearly 400 contractors across the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Three-quarters of Catalyst’s employees participated in the survey, which generated an impressive 95 percent total engagement score.  

“We often refer to Catalyst as a great experiment, a CRO that prioritizes its people and puts culture above all,” said Nick Dyer, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Catalyst Clinical Research. “It’s deliberate. Our culture is rooted in our values – collaboration, commitment, flexibility, learning, and listening. They drive our interactions with one another and with our customers. Our values ensure we can deliver on our purpose, which is to inspire people to design and deliver better clinical trials.” 

“This last year, we have made strides in operationalizing Catalyst Core Culture, our “C3,” to further embed it in our clinical solutions and partnerships,” Dyer continued. “It’s why our employees are so highly engaged and why we can again be recognized as a Best Workplace.” 

Highlights from Catalyst’s 2023 employee survey include:     

“Being named to Best Workplaces is an honor that only a small fraction of companies have been able to claim,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Proving to the world that you’re a magnet for talent and have a culture that keeps teams engaged, productive, and proud to come to work is a truly remarkable achievement.” 

 Inc.’s annual Best Workplaces list is featured in the May/June 2023 issue, which hits newsstands on May 16, 2023, and is prominently featured on  

To learn more, visit Catalyst online at or connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  

About Catalyst Clinical Research

Catalyst is a clinical research organization (CRO) that provides highly customizable solutions to the global biopharmaceutical industry through two established, branded solutions:  Catalyst Oncology  and  Catalyst Flex. The company provides full-service oncology CRO offerings through Catalyst Oncology and multi-therapeutic Client- or Catalyst-managed functional services through Catalyst FLEX. With over 800 staff and offices in the United States and Europe, Catalyst’s flexible service model is built from more than a decade of listening to customers, devising customer-centric solutions, and helping customers drive breakthrough clinical studies by leveraging expert teams and innovative technologies. Visit Catalyst online at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and  LinkedIn: @CatalystCR.   

 Catalyst is a portfolio company of QHP Capital, a leading healthcare and life sciences investment firm.  

About Inc. Media 

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

About Quantum Workplace 

Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee-engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit