John Tavolieri is Nielsen’s Chief Product and Technology Officer for Nielsen Global Connect. In this role, he leads our Connect product and technology teams. John was appointed to this role in January 2019.
Previously, John was Nielsen’s Chief Technology and Operations Officer, as well as the President of the FMCG and Retail commercial teams in the United States. Earlier in his career, he was Nielsen’s commercial leader in Western Europe. In this role, he led our commercial client engagement across sixteen countries with a focus on helping our clients drive improved business performance and growth.
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 led 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.