Oliver Catlin – President and Co-Founder
A leading expert on dietary supplements and drugs in sport
Oliver Catlin, son of renowned anti-doping guru Don Catlin, M.D., has been working in the arena of sports anti-doping science and dietary supplement research and testing for more than a decade. He is the President of BSCG.
Oliver started his career at the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory as the director of finance and administration. In this position, he helped oversee the drug-testing programs for USADA and the U.S. Olympic Committee, the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Collegiate Association and the U.S. military and other organizations and sports leagues.
After leaving the UCLA Olympic Lab, Oliver continued working with Dr. Catlin and colleagues to found a number of organizations to address a range of issues related to sports anti-doping science, including identifying and developing tests for new and evolved banned substances, conducting drug testing in human and equine sports and working to build healthy sporting cultures for athletes. (The Catlin Consortium consists of the companies Anti-Doping Sciences Institute and BSCG as well as the nonprofit/NGO Anti-Doping Research and its public initiative Support Clean Sport.)
At BSCG, Oliver has led the way in developing its Certified Drug Free® brand, growing its sports testing menu and executing its testing on the prohibited list developed by the World Anti-Doping Agency, expanding the company’s offerings by adding compounds of concern to equines & canines and consumer protection, and testing for contamination and label claims. He is intimately involved with BSCG on a day-to-day basis, working closely with both responsible manufacturers and athletes to ensure their dietary supplements are free of banned and dangerous substances.
Contributing to the field
The primary contributor to The Catlin Perspective blog, Oliver is also active in helping the industry to navigate pressing and sometimes tricky issues. His highly regarded blog posts helped expose the availability of dangerous illegal compounds on Amazon.com, and have helped shed light on substances not easily understood, including methylhexaneamine, clenbuterol and, deer-antler products.
An education in business
Oliver is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business with a minor in Conservation and Resource Sciences. Professional pursuits have included financial analysis, enterprise resource planning, human resources, benefits, compensation and sports drug testing administration and management.
To learn more about BSCG programs and philosophy read an interview with Oliver Catlin conducted in October of 2014.