Cathy Sutherland


Cathy Sutherland is a Principal at 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, private equity, and venture capital-backed companies. She has a strong track record of recruiting outstanding leaders for consumer-packaged goods organizations, including food and beverage, home products, pets, and other consumer services. Cathy has led searches across various leadership functions, such as General Managers, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Communications & Public Affairs, R&D, and Human Resources positions. She is a devoted ambassador for her clients, targeting top-tier talent.


Prior to JM Search, Cathy was a Managing Director for ZRG Partners, a global talent advisory firm. During her tenure with the organization, she helped to grow the firm’s Consumer Practice to one of the leading practice sectors. She also worked for Kensington International and led her own boutique firm for ten years. Cathy’s early career was spent in outside sales positions, representing service companies and Fortune 1000 companies.

Cathy earned a B.S. degree from Providence College in Marketing. She is originally from New Jersey and lived in major cities throughout the US before she returned to the east coast in 2012. She serves on the Board of Directors for Girls Inc. of Philadelphia and Southern NJ. She is a member of NextUp, formerly the Network of Executive Women, an empowered network of women and men and corporate partners that work together to eliminate barriers for women in the workplace. She is passionate about physical fitness and well-being and thrives on being on the move both indoors and outdoors. Cathy and her husband live in Monmouth County, NJ.