Cathy Grimes

Head of Human Relations


Cathy Grimes is the Global Head of Human Resources for Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG) where she is responsible for all aspects of talent development including recruiting, benefits, employee relations, employee services, employee events, food services, travel services, marketing and branding.  SIG has over 1700 employees worldwide and is headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.   Cathy has been in her role at SIG since 2005.
Prior to joining SIG, Cathy was the Head of Account Management and Sales at CIGNA Group Insurance. In this role, her responsibilities included managing the profit and growth of a national book of business (Fortune 100 customer relationships), managing the sales and account management teams, collaborating with product development and marketing, coordinating with customer service delivery, and managing relationships with insurance brokers and producers.  Additionally, Cathy held roles at CIGNA focused on University Recruitment, Employee Development, Leadership Development, Diversity, and Succession Planning.   Cathy was at CIGNA from 1984 to 2005.
Prior to joining CIGNA, Cathy held various roles at Mellon Bank and Hay Consulting. Her key responsibilities were in compensation analysis, job analysis, reward programs, and employee recognition.
A native of Philadelphia, Cathy is a graduate of Villanova University and was awarded a post-graduate degree (MBA) from Drexel University.
She is active in her community participating in various volunteer activities in the Philadelphia and Lower Merion area.  She is the Committee Head of the Peter K. Ortale (PKO) Scholarship Fund at William Penn Charter School and Duke University.  The PKO Scholarship was established in her brother’s honor.  Peter K. Ortale was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center.  Cathy’s passions are helping individuals achieve their potential and improving education opportunities for teens and young adults. Cathy has two sons and a daughter and resides in Lower Merion.