CATMEDIA CEO Catherine Downey

Catherine Downey

CEO, Catherine Downey’s leadership, commitment, and strength serve as the foundation for CATMEDIA’s operational standards and practices. Her unique ability to understand the creative world enables CATMEDIA to offer superior solutions to match a client’s message. Catherine founded CATMEDIA in 1997 as CATVIDEO; drawing from years of media production and broadcast television experience, ending with management of the operational side of WZTV, an independent television station in Nashville, TN, which included: programming, studio, engineering, and broadcasting 24/7. Downey, a single mom, started the firm using her experience in television production and media and project management, and built a thriving business while also caring for her young family. Her years of hard work and sacrifice paid off, and, with grown children now, Downey has redoubled her efforts to expand her firm to meet the ever-changing needs of federal and commercial clients in today’s fast-paced world. In 2011, Downey changed the company name to CATMEDIA to reflect its expanding services. True innovators, CATMEDIA is patent-pending on several training and communications technologies. CATMEDIA has named to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America in 2014, 2015, and again in 2016. It is under Catherine’s stewardship that CATMEDIA is able to offer such innovative services. Catherine’s exceptional background, experience, and commitment have all been recognized through multiple awards:
  • Telly Awards
  • The Videographer Awards
  • Axiem Awards
  • Addy Awards
  • Communicator Awards
  • Best of Business Award in Video Production by the Small Business Commerce Association
  • Dun & Bradstreet Open Ratings Report Customer Service Score of 93
  • Exceptional Ratings in Federal Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)
  • Semi-Finalist, Atlanta Business Person of The Year, 2014
  • Valedictorian, Atlanta District, SBA Emerging Leaders Class, 2014
  • Inc. 500 Honoree, #489 Ranking, 2014
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter Award, 2015
  • GA Fast 40 Award, 2015
  • Forbes Magazine Women Business Leaders, June, 2015
  • SBA Georgia Success Story, 2015
  • Inc. 500 Honoree, #94 Ranking, 2015