John Tavolieri is Nielsen’s Global President, Operations. He drives business process improvement and service delivery excellence across our Watch and Buy businesses through the efforts of 25,000 associates globally. The teams he leads focus on Data Collection, Codification, Production and Deployment/Delivery, as well as Real Estate and Sourcing.
Previously, John was Nielsen’s commercial leader in Western Europe. In this role, he led our commercial engagement across sixteen countries with a focus on helping our clients measure outcomes and drive improvement in their business performance.
He began his career with Nielsen Canada in 1992 in commercial client leadership roles before advancing to Vice President, Retailer Services for Nielsen Canada where he lead all retailer relationships. John left Nielsen from 2003 to 2007 for a senior leadership role with Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's largest food retailer, before returning in 2007 as Chief Marketing Officer Europe and Group Managing Director Benelux.
John graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada and holds dual citizenship in Canada and Italy.