Cathy Whitehouse

Cathy has 30 years of business and executive search experience. She joined Ridgeway Partners at the company’s inception in 2004, and she leads the firm’s U.S. board practice. Cathy and members of the Ridgeway board practice have placed over 400 corporate directors and advisory board members globally.  Clients include Fortune 50 public companies, major private and family-owned companies, private equity-backed, and venture firms across industries.

Cathy has led the successful completion of board and senior level assignments and she has a long track record of placing diverse candidates in senior leadership positions. She is also a member of various industry organizations devoted to advancing women and ethnically diverse candidates.
In our executive practice, Cathy has been engaged on searches for chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief information officers, chief operating officers, general counsels, and other senior officers across markets and industry sectors. She also works closely with boards and companies to strategize and develop chief executive succession plans and advisory boards. Prior to moving into the search industry, she held roles in high tech and information publishing at Thomson Reuters.

Cathy has a BA in English Literature from Boston College.