Chief Financial Officer, Material
Cathy heads up all things financial at Material, as she manages the company’s overall portfolio to set and meet fiscal goals. She also oversees Material’s acquisitions strategy and is always on the lookout for great companies and leaders that match well with Material’s mission and values.
Cathy joined Material as chief financial officer in 2014, and she has been an influential leader who’s helped to double the company’s revenue in the years since. She previously served as chief financial officer for Added Value and European chief financial officer for Millward Brown. All told, she has more than 20 years of financial and operational business experience. She holds a B.A. in accounting and business administration from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.
Cathy grew up outside of Chicago, where she swore a lifelong allegiance to the Cubs. She’s an avid world traveler who’s visited at least 25 countries and has even resided in four (USA, Italy, Greece and the UK). Today, she lives in New York City with her husband and two cats, Peanut and Flops. She easily prefers thin crust pizza over deep dish, and she hopes her friends and family back in Chicago will forgive her.