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Lynda Clarizio

Former President, Nielsen US Media

Lynda Clarizio has spent the last 20 years as a successful executive in the media industry growing and scaling businesses with a particular focus on data and technology. She is currently a Senior Advisor to Eurazeo North America and is the Co-Founder of Brilliant Friends, a seed investment group comprised of C-suite women investing in women-led businesses in media, marketing, and commerce.

From 2013 thru 2017, Clarizio was the President of Nielsen U.S. Media, responsible for leading the performance of Nielsen’s U.S. Watch business providing media and advertiser clients with measurement and marketing effectiveness solutions across television, digital, audio and other media. Prior to Nielsen, she was Executive Vice President for corporate development and operations at AppNexus, a leading programmatic advertising platform. Before joining AppNexus, she was the CEO and President of INVISION, Inc., a leading provider of multi-platform advertising solutions.

Clarizio previously had a decade-long career at AOL, which she joined in 1999. She was the President of AOL’s consolidated advertising businesses, then called Platform-A. She also served as the President of, then the industry’s largest third party online advertising network. She was AOL’s Executive Vice President for strategic and financial planning and Senior Vice President for acquisitions and strategic investments. Prior to joining AOL, Clarizio was a partner in the leading Washington, D.C. law firm Arnold & Porter, where she practiced law from 1987 thru 1999.

Clarizio is a recognized leader in advertising and media, having been named one of 2017’s “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” by Crain’s, one of 2011’s top 100 “Tech Titans” in the Washington, DC region by The Washingtonian, one of 2009’s “25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment” by Digital Media Wire, and one of 2008’s “Women to Watch” by Advertising Age. She also was selected one of 1998’s “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” by The Washingtonian . Clarizio is a member of the boards of directors of CDW, Adjust GmbH, Resonate, OpenSlate, and Human Rights First. She is a 1985 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1982 graduate of Princeton University.