Catherine joined Keefe, Bruyette and Woods in 2003 and is responsible for small and mid-cap bank research coverage in the Southeast. KBW's small/mid cap research team is currently and consistently ranked as the best on Wall Street by Institutional Investor magazine and by Greenwich Associates. Also, both KBW's large cap and mid cap research has been consistently recognized as Best of the Boutiques by Institutional Investor magazine. Catherine has over eighteen years' experience in analyzing southeastern banks. She started her career at KBW, where she spent three years as an analyst within KBW's investment banking department in Richmond, Virginia. In 2006, she moved to Atlanta to join KBW's research department.
Catherine has been quoted in publications as Wall Street Journal, The American Banker, and various local business journals and has been a guest on CNBC and Bloomberg. She currently serves on the FASB Investor Advisory Committee. Ms. Mealor graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce Degree. She currently serves on the board of KIPP Metro Atlanta School, is a mother of two children and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.