The Acato Team

We are passionate about software that helps businesses reach their goals and makes life better for users. Our customers are given an exceptionally high level of customized service and personal attention. We strive to build long-term relationships. We are proactive in identifying issues and developing solutions before problems affect your business.

Our customers have the advantage of working with a dependable team of knowledgeable professionals. One of our projects was recognized by the Project Management Institute with the Project of the Year award in 2010.

Catherine P. Toth, President & CEO

Catherine P. Toth

President & CEO

In 2010, Cathy started Acato Information Management LLC because she recognized the difference between just testing and adding real business value thru excellent Software Quality Assurance (SQA) services. She also saw an opportunity to create a work place where exceptional service is offered both to customers and employees and where employees can do their best work in an appreciative and collaborative environment.


  • B.S. Electrical Engineering | University of Texas at Arlington

Community Service

  • Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club
  • Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation Board
  • Oak Ridge Parks & Recreation Board

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Jacqueline Croft

Business Manager

Jacqueline joined Acato with over 30 years of experience, both in the U.S. and Europe, providing Business Administration services to companies ranging from small start-ups to large international. She has worked in the consulting, financial, legal, manufacturing, medical, national laboratory, quality assurance and training industries.

In her spare time, Jacqueline enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs and horses. She stays active with yoga and dancing.


  • Business Diploma | Blackpool and The Fylde College, England

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Jay Cabler

Information Management Specialist/Analyst

Jay joined Acato after many years of experience as a designer, graphic designer and project manager. He also has experience as an instructor at the technical college and university levels. During his time at the University of Tennessee as an Instructional Designer, he worked on grants with Homeland Security and served as the webmaster for the College of Education.

Jay enjoys graphic design, developing curriculum for online training, skateboarding and snowboarding.


  • M.S. Instructional Technology | University of Tennessee
  • BFA,Graphic Design | University of Tennessee

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Jeff Herd

Information Management Specialist/Analyst

Jeff brought over 26 years of programming, database and project management expertise to Acato. His industry experience includes consulting, health care, government contracting, manufacturing, and four years in the U.S. Army.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending quality time with his family.


  • B.S. Computer Science & Communications | East Tennessee State University

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Priya Kumar

Information Management Specialist/Analyst

Priya joined Acato with over 12 years of experience in information technology. Her experience includes database design, development and implementation, programming and database management.

Priya’s activities outside of the office include sewing, cooking, gardening and tutoring her daughters in math.

Education & Certifications

  • M.S. Computer Science | University of Memphis
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt & Green Belt

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Gary L. Murray, PMP

Information Management Specialist/Analyst

Gary joined Acato with over 18 years of engineering experience. His accomplished career includes project management, program management, information management, IT Quality Analysis, process/project methodology and business analysis.

In his spare time, Gary enjoys spending time with his family, doing magic shows and is active in his church.


  • B.S. Electrical Engineering | Tennessee Technological University

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