Skip to main content

Cathy Whitehouse


“I’m proud of how many of our global clients come back to us time and again to partner with them on Board and C-level talent acquisition strategies. We’ve become trusted advisors on talent strategy and succession planning to some of the world’s most notable organizations.”


Cathy has 25 years of business and executive search experience. She joined Ridgeway Partners at its inception and is a core member of the firm’s board practice.

Cathy has led the successful completion of board and senior level assignments, and 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, from international public companies, to emerging pre-IPO firms, to private equity leaders and not-for-profits. 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.

Cathy has a BA in English Literature from Boston College.