John Tavolieri is Nielsen’s Chief Technology & Operations Officer. He leads a team responsible for end-to-end service delivery across our Watch and Buy platforms inclusive of Data Collection, Codification, Production and Deployment. In addition, this team is accountable for driving innovation through engineering, application development and world class data science.
Previously, John was Nielsen’s commercial leader in Western Europe. In this role, he led our commercial client engagement across 16 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.