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Cathy Sutherland
Managing Director
Tri-State New York
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Cathy has been in executive search since 1994. She joined ZRG Partners in September of 2014 as a Managing Director in the Metro NY office as a senior member of the Consumer practice group. The primary functions she has recruited for include Sales, Marketing, Shopper Insights, Analytics, Merchandising, Supply Chain, Communications, Human Resources and General Management roles. Cathy has led searches from Director to Senior Vice President, for Fortune 500, mid-sized and fast growth consumer companies.

In addition to her role at ZRG, Cathy is an active member of the Network of Executive Women, an organization of 12,000+ professionals who are primarily in the consumer and retail industry, and serves on the NEW NY Metro Chapter Steering Committee as the Chair of the Sponsorship Committee.

Cathy is passionate about the advancement of women in business. She has participated on panels on the topic of gender parity at PepsiCo’s corporate office, moderated by a VP of HR from PepsiCo.  

Previous Experience

Prior to joining ZRG Partners, LLC, Cathy spent five years with a Chicago area search firm, as the Consumer and Retail Practice leader. She also founded and ran a retained search firm for ten years, after having worked for both regional and International search firms.

Before Cathy discovered her passion for executive search, she spent over 10 years in sales positions representing professional services to Fortune 500 companies.

Areas of Expertise

Cathy’s specialties include: Consumer Packaged Goods, Consumer Durables and Retail.  The functions for which she has recruited include: Sales, Marketing, Merchandising, Global Supply Chain, Distribution, Communications and Public Affairs, Insights & Analytics and Human Resources.


Cathy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Providence College with a concentration in Marketing.

Hobbies and Interests

Cathy and her husband Roy reside in Red Bank, NJ. She thrives on being on the move outdoors and is an avid exercise enthusiast. Cathy still rocks to The Boss every chance she gets.