Catherine Ficek
Senior Director

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Catherine is a strategy and operations consultant experienced in leading assessments, due diligences, and executing large-scale transformations across the Financial Services, Healthcare, and Retail industries. She has expertise in data-driven process improvement, operations and organizational design, market and competitive landscape analysis, resource optimization strategy, and growth strategies. Prior to joining SSA & Company, Catherine worked as an Associate at Mesirow Financial in the Investment Management division supporting client advisory, manager and market analysis, and business development for Fund of Funds offerings. Catherine also worked as a Senior Consultant at Navigant Consulting (formally McKinnis Consulting Services).

Catherine is a co-leader of the firm’s Professional Development Committee. In her non-work hours, you can find her playing tennis, golf, or trying out new recipes at home.


  • University of Chicago, B.A. in Economics & Pre-medicine
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, M.A. in Biology & Biotechnology
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