East Coast Catalyst is a boutique digital strategy consulting firm that was founded by two industry veterans, Tim Bourgeois and David Polcaro. Both principals bring 15 years of digital experience to every client engagement — having consulted to Global 1000 brands and early-stage start-ups on digital strategies over their careers — and rely on ECC’s unique methodologies, planning philosophies, and expert network to help clients be successful.
Tim is a digital strategist who works side-by-side with senior managers to design plans that:
- Align with corporate directives
- Are acheivable given an organization’s skills and resources
- Can be managed successfully after ECC’s departure
Whle Tim’s focus and expertise has been firmly rooted in digital strategy over the past decade, he’s established particular depth in high-tech, publishing, and B2B as a result of his work with clients such as The Boston Globe, Constellation New Energy, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, TIBCO Spotfire, and Sulzer Chemtech.
Tim has written dozens of articles, white papers, and blog posts on relevant topics ranging from digital strategy to interactive marketing and web development. His most recent original works can be found on ECC’s Digital Strategy Blog, and other comments and contributions can be seen in publications such as Chief Digital Officer, Chief Executive magazine, Visibility Magazine, CRM Magazine, and The Professional Services Firm Bible (Wiley). He is also the founder and executive editor of Chief Digital Officer magazine, and online property that is nurturing a community around CDOs, who are being hired to deal with ‘digital strategy’ in a way that requires an approach that combines digital business, online marketing, and web technologies.
Prior to launching East Coast Catalyst in 2009, he was CEO of Pixel Bridge, a full-service interactive marketing and web development firm he founded in 1999 and was acquired in 2009 by AMP Agency. Previously, he was a vice president at Kennedy Information, and a senior analyst at IDC. Tim is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
You can reach Tim at tbourgeois(at)eastcoastcatalyst.com or 617-341-6400, connect with him on LinkedIn, and follow him on Twitter at @ECoastCatalyst.
David is an award-winning interactive producer, web architect and creative director with a diverse set of experiences to draw from when designing visually appealing and compelling websites and digital systems for clients. He believes the web is a unique medium and that effective interactive initiatives combine keen design sensibility with proven technologies and customized user interfaces. David’s design philosophy is based on creating exciting interactive user experiences that are on-brand, intuitive, and which support business goals. A sampling of his digital work includes Boston Globe Media, Forma Therapeutics, TIBCO Spotfire, and True Power.
David is a founding partner at East Coast Catalyst, and leads all digital creative initiatives for ECC clients. Prior to launching the firm, David lead the creative and usability teams at Pixel Bridge for more than 10 years. His background in architecture led him to develop a creative yet analytical thought-process that integrates seamlessly with information design and usability initiatives.
David is a graduate of the Boston Architectural Center. As part of his studies he also completed coursework in mechanical engineering and photography. While at the BAC, David was awarded the DeGeorgio Scholarship Award for design excellence in 1999 and the Nast Portfolio Award for portfolio distinction in 1998.