Chief Strategy Officer
Mark Leiter serves as Chief Strategy Officer of Nielsen. During his tenure with Nielsen, Mark has provided global leadership for practices, products, services and solutions while playing a central role in designing Nielsen’s worldwide growth and go-to-market strategies.
Most recently, Mark served as Executive Vice President on Nielsen’s corporate leadership team and prior to that was President, Global Practices & Consulting Services and Chief Executive Officer of The Cambridge Group—a Nielsen division and one of the world’s preeminent growth strategy consulting firms.
Earlier in his career, Mark served on McKinsey & Company’s marketing practice leadership team, where he co-founded McKinsey’s B2B marketing and branding practices. He was subsequently a Senior Partner and Managing Director at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, where he was a member of the global executive committee for the firm’s 2,500 person strategy and transformation practice.
Mark is Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Demand Institute, a non-profit organization jointly operated by The Conference Board and Nielsen. He also serves on the Board of Overseers of Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Previously, Mark has served on the Board of Directors of Ambient Devices (as Chairman), Nielsen Catalina Solutions, and Prophet.
Mark was a research fellow at Harvard Business School, holds an M.A. from Harvard University and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany.