Cathy Sutherland


Cathy Sutherland is a Principal with JM Search and a member of the Firm’s Consumer Practice. She has built her career supporting clients ranging from global Fortune 500, middle market, privately held and private equity-backed companies. She has a track record of recruiting outstanding leaders for consumer companies, including food and beverage, fast moving household goods, durables and more. Cathy has led searches across leadership functions including general management, marketing, sales, operations, R&D, communications and human resources positions. She is a devoted ambassador for her clients, targeting, persuading and presenting top tier talent.  ​

Prior to JM Search, Cathy was a Managing Director for ZRG Partners. During her tenure, she helped to grow the firm’s Consumer Practice. In her early career, she held sales positions, representing professional services companies to Fortune 1000 companies.  ​

Cathy is passionate about the advancement of women in business and has been a panelist on the topic at key industry events. She is a member of NextUp, formerly NEW, an organization of 17,000 members that are collective force for progress, eliminating barriers for women in the workplace, championing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives. ​

Cathy earned a B.S. degree from Providence College. She thrives participating in exercise classes, swimming, and being on the move outdoors. She and her husband live in Monmouth County, NJ.

​She recently launched a JM Search Blog:

Women Rising – Staying Agile in the Path to the C-Suite. 



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