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Cathy Gonzales
Athena Treasurer
Partner | KPMG

Cathy has over 18 years of experience specializing in internal audit, SOX 404 assistance, corporate governance, business and process risk assessments and business process improvement and design. Cathy has been with KPMG for 16 years and is the lead Internal Audit Advisory Partner in San Diego. Cathy works with clients in the Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare and Financial Services Industries.
Cathy has been with KPMG for 16 years and started in the firm’s Los Angeles office. In 2000, she transferred to San Diego to start the San Diego based Advisory Service Practice. Since this time, Cathy has had responsibilities for Business Development and Client Service Delivery and helped grow the practice to over 40 professionals.
Cathy is the leader for the San Diego Chapter of KPMG’s Network of Women and is responsible for implementation of the program and events for the office. Cathy is also a People Management Leader and is responsible for performance management and mentoring of professionals in the Advisory practice.
Prior to joining KPMG, Cathy worked in the Audit Services Group at Wells Fargo Bank.
Cathy has a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the University of San Diego and is a CPA in the State of California. Cathy is a member of the AICPA, California Society of CPA’s and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Cathy has been involved with Athena for over 5 years including a member of the Athena Pinnacle Auction Committee for each of these five years. Additionally, Cathy is the leader of the San Diego Chapter of the KPMG Network for Women (KNOW) and is involved with other community events both at KPMG and with her children’s activities.

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