Hunter Obrikat
Owner, Contracts Manager

Hunter Obrikat

Hunter Obrikat

Co-Owner of Catalyst, Hunter met Aaron, on assignment in the UAE, in 2009. At that time Hunter was part of the team in Pakistan heading up various operational components of the business as well as playing a key roll in OCONUS business development. For most of 2009, and into 2010, Hunter bounced between the Middle East, South Asia and the US developing and growing the business Aaron had created 2 years prior throughout Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and the UAE.

In mid 2009, Hunter returned to the US for a short time and was tasked with the consolidation of all OCONUS ‘Strategic Business Units’ under one umbrella and brand; Catalyst Services USA, LLC was born on April-22-2009. Hunter continued the development of Catalyst’s service offering and before too long was instrumental in landing the newly consolidated HQ’s first 2 substantive contracts only months after its inception. As it happens both of these clients are still active customers with Catalyst throughout the Middle East and Pakistan, and whose accounts Hunter still principally manages.

In late 2010 Hunter officially took on the duties and role of Senior Contracts Administrator for Catalyst as well as assuming a formal ownership position in the growing Life Support firm. Hunter’s travels and experience has given him a wealth of knowledge specifically with regards to the business environments in the Middle East and South Asia. As such Hunter has played an integral role in the development of many of the Corporate Services, Life Support, Information and Consultancy products and services currently offered by Catalyst. Indeed, Hunter is credited with formalizing the current ‘Corporate Sponsorship’ model utilized by many of Catalyst’s clients throughout the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Hunter currently, and has always, resided in the Charlotte North Carolina, the site of Catalyst’s HQ office. Before his original exodus from the US Hunter studied both Business Administration and later, Kinesiology, at Central Piedmont and UNC Charlotte.