PROGRAM: 2014 STREETWISE ‘MBA’™
Catherine Downey founded CATVIDEO in 1997, building on her experience in television production and media and project management. As a single mom, she built a thriving business while also caring for her young family. Through years of hard work and sacrifice, the company thrived, and with her children grown, Catherine redoubled her efforts to meet the ever-changing needs of federal and commercial clients. In 2011 she changed the company name to CATMEDIA to reflect its expanding services. In 2014, Catherine participated in the StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program.
What started as a one-person operation has now grown to 33 employees generating $17 million in revenue. A true innovator, Downey is named on several patent-pending training and communications technologies. Under her leadership, CATMEDIA was named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in America in 2014 and 2015, and in 2017 it was ranked fifth on Fortune’s 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Companies in the U.S. In 2016, Catherine won the Small Business Alliance’s prestigious Georgia Small Business Person of the Year award.