Marsha Koelmel, CPCC
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Marsha Koelmel, CPCC


In her role as Co-President, Marsha Koelmel delivers insight forged by twenty-plus years as an executive in the financial services industry, where she was responsible for developing the talent strategy for a rapidly expanding organization and the integration of multiple acquisitions. At Catapult, clients rely on this in-depth knowledge as Marsha informs their executive searches, cultural and transformational changes, succession planning, leadership development, and strategic planning.

Having devoted her career to the people side of business, Marsha is acutely aware of the impact her work has on people’s lives and the impact that people have on the success of the business. The vital nature of this work inspires her to bring her best every day. She ensures that Catapult has the best team in the business and that they are focused on aligning the right leadership, talent, plan and culture.

Marsha was formerly SVP Human Resources and Organizational Development at First Niagara Financial Group and held various other HR & OD leadership positions in the financial services industry.

Marsha has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Canisius College and obtained her certification in executive coaching from CTI.

Personal Perspective: One of our values is to Deliver Meaningful Results. This one resonates with me as it is the promise that Siobhan and I made to each other when we started our business. As former executives, we hired many consultants, so we know what it means to spend company resources and bring someone in from the outside to interact with your team. There is a lot at stake, and the success or failure of the engagement is directly tied to the person who engaged the consultants. Our promise to our clients is that we will listen until we fully understand the challenge, apply our expertise, and design an engagement that will achieve results. It sounds simple, but in our experience, it’s all too rare. For us, there is no satisfaction until the problem is solved and the client is happy.