Earlier this year, Nielsen, a global leader in audience measurement, data, and analytics, made a significant strategic move by announcing the appointment of Warren C Jenson as its Chief Financial Officer. This CFO appointment marked a crucial step in Nielsen's journey towards reshaping the industry and enhancing its global financial operations.
Jenson brings a wealth of experience to this role, with over 34 years of diverse industry experience in transforming companies and creating value. His impressive track record as a CFO includes stints at renowned Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Delta Airlines, NBC, and Electronic Arts. Most recently, he served as the President, CFO, and Executive Managing Director of International at LiveRamp, solidifying his reputation as a seasoned leader in the world of data and media.
As Nielsen's CFO, Jenson plays a pivotal role in overseeing the company's global finance organization and financial activities. This includes responsibilities such as financial planning and analysis, tax, controllership, and treasury. Moreover, he is also at the helm of Nielsen's information technology, corporate development, and global strategy functions.
One of the most exciting aspects of Jenson's appointment is his collaboration with Nielsen's three business units: Audience Measurement, Gracenote, and Analytics Portfolio. By actively supporting their strategic initiatives, Jenson is instrumental in driving sustainable growth for Nielsen and helping the company adapt to the ever-evolving digital landscape.
David Kenny, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen, has expressed his enthusiasm about Jenson joining the team, stating, "We are delighted to welcome him. His impressive background, track record, and strategic vision will be instrumental in driving the growth and financial performance of our business and supporting the digital transformation of Nielsen and our clients." Kenny has also emphasized Jenson's global perspective and growth-oriented mindset, which are expected to contribute significantly to Nielsen's success.
Jenson took over the role from Linda Zukauckas, who left the company in the early part of 2023. The Jenson appointment came at an exciting time for Nielsen, as the company continues to innovate and collaborate with clients and partners to reshape the media and content industries. Jenson himself expressed his excitement, saying, "Nielsen is in great shape and in a strong position for the years ahead."
As Nielsen continues to shape the world's media and content, Jenson's expertise is poised to play a crucial role in the company's future success, ensuring it remains at the forefront of audience measurement, data, and analytics on a global scale.