+80% avg. engagement across top companies

Private Equity Firms use Catena to hire top 1% talent for a fraction of the price.

We’ve helped private equity groups significantly improve their cost structure across operationally intense business like medical spas, DSOs, and car rentals among others.
Top 1% Talent
2 Weeks Hiring Process
Joanne Papir
Partner, Darnel Fabrics
Catena takes care of all the work you would normally invest in screening and hiring an assistant. They make the process easy, and provide support step by step along the way.

We help Private Equity Firms meet their offshore hiring needs.

Native English Speakers

Work with our team of native english speakers who understand the level of support that you need internally as well as for the operations of your acquisitions.

Private Equity Experience

Our hires have worked in the private equity space in the past – helping them scale their internal operations or help with their acquisitions. Our talent is qualified in everything from deal sourcing and market research to admin support.

Niche Vetted Talent

We’ve sold businesses ourselves and know what it takes to hire fast-paced operators. We help hire talent with the expertise you need: admin support, deal flow CRM management, reporting, and more.

Hire in Two Weeks

We’ll help you find operators in under 15 business days to help you move at the pace you need. Acquisitions can come across your plate quickly, we'll help make sure you're ready.
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Our clients trust us to give them the best talent who want to grow with their companies

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Common Questions & Answers

How good can an overseas contractor or employee really be?

The candidates we hire have been able to build out client success divisions, organize events, run financial analyses, build competitive landscape charts, and take on operations roles at Sequoia and a16z backed startups.

I can find top-tier candidates on my own through recruiting websites

Our founders were born and raised in the Philippines. We’re deeply embedded in the culture of the countries we recruit from and understand nuances that international companies don’t. We’ve partnered with top university alumni networks, professors, and startup operators to find candidates you wouldn’t see looking for roles on a platform like Onlinejobs.ph, Jobstreet, Indeed, or Upwork.

Why shouldn’t I go with a cheaper managed services agency?

We pay our people almost double the average wage other companies do and take much lower margins. That means we get the first pick of sharp candidates over our competitors. We invest most of our resources into ensuring our North Star goal is met: 90% long-term retention rates with our hires. This means we spend far more time curating a search for people who are looking for long-term roles vs a gig, and invest into their growth through continuous upskilling and coaching after.

Why trust us?

We founded Catena after helping countless friends and friends of friends replicate our winning hiring model. We’ve built successful startups in the US and Canada, and spent time making international hiring mistakes to perfect our process. We’ve helped dozens of companies hire some of their best-performing employees while being thanked for the savings on cost of labor.

If this is such a good deal, why aren’t more people hiring Filipinos?

COVID and remote work opened up a new section of Filipino talent to international remote roles. Top tier-Filipino talent didn’t use to look for jobs online. Post-COVID they’re realizing this is an incredible opportunity. They’re now able to 1) earn 2-3x in wages, 2) save 2 hours a day otherwise spent in traffic, and 3) learn from top operators like you in a much less culturally hierarchical work environment.

Two flexible models depending on the needs of your company.

Managed Services

$3,000/month

Best for companies that are scaling quickly and want us to handle the compliance nitty gritty.
Monthly fee per hire dependent on the role
We handle compliance, global payroll, and training support
If candidates are not working out, we'll replace them at zero additional cost
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Direct Placement

$7,500 one-time

Best for companies who have the resources to manage and train their hires internally. 
One-time, upfront fee to place a hire
We help you set up an employer of record and write hiring contracts
90 day replacement guarantee, at no extra cost, if candidates are not performing to your level
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We have top candidates from across the globe

You're less than 2 weeks away from your perfect hire

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Since my hire started, my workflow rhythm has become five times more efficient. I'm genuinely excited about the growth of our partnership
Director, Science Startup Company
Working with Catena has been a fantastic experience! They helped us hire a candidate who's not just very intelligent but also kind and professional.
Co-Founder and CEO, Kiwi Biosciences
Catena truly took charge of the entire process and with their personalized approach, they found individuals specifically tailored to my requirements.
Founder, ASRA
Catena helped us quickly fill an executive assistant role. She onboarded quickly and since then, has taken over running the logistics of my and other C-suite executives' lives at our company.
VP of Sales & Marketing, Arcus Power Corp.
We've really enjoyed working with you and were very satisfied with the quality of applicants you proposed.
Investor, Lorentz Bio
I appreciate the patience and flexibility that Catena displays throughout their selection process.
Head of Talent Strategy and Culture, Next Step Talent
Our Catena-sourced EA+ has been a force-multiplier to our team, enabling us to shore up our back-end and day-to-day operations to focus on growth.
Investor, Climate Capital
Our hire was able to pick things up quickly and has become accustomed to our company’s needs in such a short period of time.
HR and Recruiting, IF Labs
Catena takes care of all the work you would normally invest in screening and hiring an assistant. They make the process easy, and provide support step by step along the way.
Partner, Darnel Fabrics
My assistant is doing great - she's independent, a quick learner, and positively impacting some of our big projects.
Co-Founder, CEAD Group
Catena have been brilliant. I was unsure about what would happen but they spent a lot of time discussing my issues. They sent me two candidates for interview, both had been well screened and they have videos of themselves talking about what they have done.
Founder, CEO
I wish I found you guys years ago, because they [Catena] are way better than the sourcing I've been able to do on my own accord.
Founder, Pearl Technologies
With Catena, they started out by really understanding our needs with a thorough but also fast intake process.
CEO, Medra AI
I cannot recommend Catena’s services enough. The quality of candidates they were able to provide us with was unmatched.
Co-Founder, Ambience Healthcare
Our Ops Associate has added immense value from day one, leaving us wishing we had hired her sooner!
Head of Lab Operations, Vital
Just interviewed a candidate and WOW you guys source fantastic people!
Co-Founder and CEO, Fella Health
Catena gave us an impressive pool of candidates, which made our decision-making process pleasantly challenging.
Co-Founder, ATC Research
The hiring process with Catena has been straightforward and seamless. Their attentive approach to understanding our specific needs and preferences truly stood out.
Head of Care Operations, AB Healthcare
The hiring process with Catena has been straightforward and seamless. Their attentive approach to understanding our specific needs and preferences truly stood out.
Head of Care Operations, AB Healthcare
Catena gave us an impressive pool of candidates, which made our decision-making process pleasantly challenging.
Co-Founder, ATC Research
Just interviewed a candidate and WOW you guys source fantastic people!
Co-Founder and CEO, Fella Health
Our Ops Associate has added immense value from day one, leaving us wishing we had hired her sooner!
Head of Lab Operations, Vital
I cannot recommend Catena’s services enough. The quality of candidates they were able to provide us with was unmatched.
Co-Founder, Ambience Healthcare
With Catena, they started out by really understanding our needs with a thorough but also fast intake process.
CEO, Medra AI
I wish I found you guys years ago, because they [Catena] are way better than the sourcing I've been able to do on my own accord.
Founder, Pearl Technologies
Catena have been brilliant. I was unsure about what would happen but they spent a lot of time discussing my issues. They sent me two candidates for interview, both had been well screened and they have videos of themselves talking about what they have done.
Founder, CEO
My assistant is doing great - she's independent, a quick learner, and positively impacting some of our big projects.
Co-Founder, CEAD Group
Catena takes care of all the work you would normally invest in screening and hiring an assistant. They make the process easy, and provide support step by step along the way.
Partner, Darnel Fabrics
Our hire was able to pick things up quickly and has become accustomed to our company’s needs in such a short period of time.
HR and Recruiting, IF Labs
Our Catena-sourced EA+ has been a force-multiplier to our team, enabling us to shore up our back-end and day-to-day operations to focus on growth.
Investor, Climate Capital
I appreciate the patience and flexibility that Catena displays throughout their selection process.
Head of Talent Strategy and Culture, Next Step Talent
We've really enjoyed working with you and were very satisfied with the quality of applicants you proposed.
Investor, Lorentz Bio
Catena helped us quickly fill an executive assistant role. She onboarded quickly and since then, has taken over running the logistics of my and other C-suite executives' lives at our company.
VP of Sales & Marketing, Arcus Power Corp.
Catena truly took charge of the entire process and with their personalized approach, they found individuals specifically tailored to my requirements.
Founder, ASRA
Working with Catena has been a fantastic experience! They helped us hire a candidate who's not just very intelligent but also kind and professional.
Co-Founder and CEO, Kiwi Biosciences
Since my hire started, my workflow rhythm has become five times more efficient. I'm genuinely excited about the growth of our partnership
Director, Science Startup Company
Catena have been brilliant. I was unsure about what would happen but they spent a lot of time discussing my issues. They sent me two candidates for interview, both had been well screened and they have videos of themselves talking about what they have done.
Founder, CEO
We've really enjoyed working with you and were very satisfied with the quality of applicants you proposed.
Investor, Lorentz Bio
Catena truly took charge of the entire process and with their personalized approach, they found individuals specifically tailored to my requirements.
Founder, ASRA
My assistant is doing great - she's independent, a quick learner, and positively impacting some of our big projects.
Co-Founder, CEAD Group
I cannot recommend Catena’s services enough. The quality of candidates they were able to provide us with was unmatched.
Co-Founder, Ambience Healthcare
Our Catena-sourced EA+ has been a force-multiplier to our team, enabling us to shore up our back-end and day-to-day operations to focus on growth.
Investor, Climate Capital
Working with Catena has been a fantastic experience! They helped us hire a candidate who's not just very intelligent but also kind and professional.
Co-Founder and CEO, Kiwi Biosciences
Since my hire started, my workflow rhythm has become five times more efficient. I'm genuinely excited about the growth of our partnership
Director, Science Startup Company
Our Ops Associate has added immense value from day one, leaving us wishing we had hired her sooner!
Head of Lab Operations, Vital
The hiring process with Catena has been straightforward and seamless. Their attentive approach to understanding our specific needs and preferences truly stood out.
Head of Care Operations, AB Healthcare
I appreciate the patience and flexibility that Catena displays throughout their selection process.
Head of Talent Strategy and Culture, Next Step Talent
Catena gave us an impressive pool of candidates, which made our decision-making process pleasantly challenging.
Co-Founder, ATC Research
I wish I found you guys years ago, because they [Catena] are way better than the sourcing I've been able to do on my own accord.
Founder, Pearl Technologies
With Catena, they started out by really understanding our needs with a thorough but also fast intake process.
CEO, Medra AI
Just interviewed a candidate and WOW you guys source fantastic people!
Co-Founder and CEO, Fella Health
Our hire was able to pick things up quickly and has become accustomed to our company’s needs in such a short period of time.
HR and Recruiting, IF Labs
Catena helped us quickly fill an executive assistant role. She onboarded quickly and since then, has taken over running the logistics of my and other C-suite executives' lives at our company.
VP of Sales & Marketing, Arcus Power Corp.
Catena takes care of all the work you would normally invest in screening and hiring an assistant. They make the process easy, and provide support step by step along the way.
Partner, Darnel Fabrics