Dr. Jonathan F. Katz is a licensed psychologist and founding partner of High Performance Associates (HPA), a specialized team of performance coaches whose mission and focus is to enhance and maximize the performance of individuals and teams. As an HPA partner, Dr. Katz has served as the performance coach for a broad spectrum of clients in the sports, financial and business world.
Dr. Katz was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He was also the Director of the Crisis Intervention Team, and the Assistant Director of the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He graduated summa cum laude from Connecticut College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Katz received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation in the area of sports psychology. He completed his clinical internship at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center.
In the financial world Dr. Katz has worked as the in-house performance psychologist for a wide variety of institutions including several prominent New York and Connecticut based hedge funds. These have included a number of asset management firms who manage between $4 and $16 billion of assets, and are firms trading stocks, fixed income, currency, equity and commodity asset classes and related derivative instruments both in the U.S. and foreign markets.
As a sports psychologist, Dr. Katz has worked extensively with a variety of amateur, collegiate and professional athletes and sports teams, including the New York Rangers. He has worked with NBA and NHL players, major league baseball teams, top ranked professional tennis players, and a variety of NCAA athletes and athletic programs. Dr. Katz also served as the Director of Sport/Exercise Psychology at Altheus, an advanced health and performance center in Rye, NY. Most recently, Dr. Katz worked as the sports psychologist for the University of Texas men's and women's tennis teams, and Manhattan College's athletic department and men's basketball team. Dr. Katz continues to work with a number of junior, collegiate and professional athletes across a wide range of sports.
Dr. Katz has been interviewed on local and national news and talk shows, and his expert commentaries have been widely heard on "all-sports" radio stations across the country. He recently had a weekly topical sports radio segment titled "Shrink Rap" on 104.9 "The Horn", in Austin, TX. Dr. Katz currently co-hosts "Katz and Luther", a weekly podcast with author and sportswriter, Jessica Luther, addressing issues at the intersection of sports and culture.
Dr. Katz is an avid ultramarathon runner. He has finished in the top 10 in his last four ultra races (including a 50 miler, a 50k, and two 6 hour races). Dr. Katz also finished in 1st place in his age group at his most recent 26.2 mile marathon. Dr. Katz works in Westchester County, NY, New York City, and Austin, Texas.