Cathy Sutherland


Cathy Sutherland is a Principal with JM Search and a member of the Firm’s Consumer Practice. Cathy has built her career supporting clients ranging from global Fortune 1000, middle market, privately held and private equity backed companies. She has a strong track record of recruiting outstanding leaders for consumer companies including food and beverage, home products, general merchandise, and other consumer services. Cathy has led searches across leadership functions including General Managers, 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 with the organization, she helped to grow the firm’s Consumer Practice to one of the leading practices. Cathy’s early career was spent in outside sales positions, representing professional services companies to Fortune 1000 companies.  ​

Cathy earned a B.S. degree from Providence College. She was raised in New Jersey, and having lived in several major cities, she returned to NJ in 2012. ​Cathy is passionate about the advancement of women in business and has been a panelist and panel moderator on the topic at key industry events including GSK Consumer, PepsiCo and NextUp. 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. ​She recently launched a JM Search Blog:

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



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