Cathy Ballas


Cathy Ballas, Manager, brings over 25 years’ experience in business development, relationship management, market research, and CRM design and implementation across a variety of functional areas. In her role with Blue River, Cathy assists with the launch and execution of client projects, provides strategic direction to Blue River’s process improvement efforts, and assists with business development initiatives across Blue River’s service lines.

Prior to joining Blue River, Cathy spent 15 years generating and launching new business development programs in the finance industry; specifically for J.P. Morgan Chase, G.E. Capital and Bank of America. She has deep experience in manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, and consumer services industry sectors. Preceding her tenure in the finance industry, Cathy spent 10 years with an impressive array of information technology/software firms in Pittsburgh with a concentration in training and consulting services.  She began her career in the equipment leasing business, and completed coursework in Business Management at Robert Morris University and Bradford Business School.

Cathy is an active member of her local Christian Women’s Organization. She also supports research for Alzheimer’s. Cathy is dedicated to her participation in the Unbound Ministry, which is an international nonprofit partnering with families living in poverty, empowering them to become self-sufficient and fulfill their desired potential.