Megan Clarken is the Chief Executive Officer at Criteo. She previously served as Chief Commercial Officer of Nielsen Global Media, where she spent over 15 years in a variety of roles leading initiatives that allowed the 90+-year-old company to adapt and prevail in a time of change. Most notably, Megan was the chief architect of Nielsen’s Total Audience Strategy, which fundamentally changed the way the marketplace looks at content and ads across platforms and devices.
Before she was dubbed one of the “most important figures in media” by Adweek, Megan pursued her dream of becoming an Olympian – eventually qualifying in the long jump for the 1988 Seoul Olympics – only to have her dream cut short due to an injury. Her tenacity and solutions-oriented mentality drove her to accelerate her career from an athlete without a college degree to CEO of a public company, and has resulted in industry recognitions including the 2020 HERoes 100 Women Role Model Executives List, 2019 National Organization of Women: Women of Power and Influence and the 2016 Multi-Channel News: Wonder Women.
Originally from New Zealand, Megan has held senior leadership positions for large publishers and online technology providers in Australia, including Akamai Technologies and ninemsn.
Sarah Glickman is Criteo’s Chief Financial Officer. She has over 30 years of global finance and transformation experience. Most recently, Sarah was at XPO Logistics as their Acting Chief Financial Officer for 20 months and Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Transformation. Prior to XPO Logistics, Sarah held operational Chief Financial Officer roles at Novartis and Honeywell International as well as executive roles in shared services and operations, internal audit, transformation and controllership at Honeywell International and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Sarah started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a U.S. CPA and a U.K. Fellow Chartered Accountant with a degree in economics from the University of York, England. Sarah has extensive global experience in strategic decision making, driving operational excellence and strong financial performance and leading transformative change, including M&A. She is passionate about fostering a culture of collaboration, inclusiveness and equality.
Ryan Damon is Criteo's Chief Legal Officer. Ryan oversees the company’s legal and corporate affairs organization, with responsibility for legal, compliance, public affairs, and corporate development. Prior to joining Criteo, Ryan was with Riverbed Technology, where he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from April 2015 through July 2018, and served in other senior legal roles from July 2007 through April 2015. He has also held senior legal roles at Charles Schwab and was an attorney with the law firm of Gunderson Dettmer in Silicon Valley, representing start-up technology companies and venture capital investors. He started his career as a software programmer with Edison International. Ryan received a B.A. in Geography with a Specialization in Computing from the University of California at Los Angeles and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings.
Brian Gleason is Chief Revenue Officer at Criteo. He leads the company’s global commercial organization that is focused on fortifying Criteo’s leadership in commerce media and helping clients drive outcomes on the open internet through its Commerce Media Platform solutions. His deep understanding of the media marketplace and ability to enhance value for clients has led to a career of driving power growth for companies.
Previously, Brian was Global Chief Commercial Officer of GroupM in which he led a portfolio of specialty businesses focused on developing innovative solutions to make media work better for advertisers. He also held roles of Global CEO of Performance Media Group, Global CEO of GroupM’s [m]PLATFORM, Global CEO of Xaxis and U.S. CEO of Xaxis. Brian joined GroupM in 2013 by way of the digital publishing industry, where he was the Group Chief Revenue Officer for IDG TechNetwork and IDG Consumer & SMB.
Todd Parsons joined Criteo as Chief Product Officer in August 2020. He is responsible for product strategy and new product innovation to diversify and transform Criteo's platform offerings. For over a decade Todd has built marketing solutions at the intersection of consumer identity and data. Prior to Criteo, his team established OpenX as the first people-based programmatic marketplace. As CPO of SocialCode, Todd developed products to activate and measure first-party audiences across Facebook, Amazon, YouTube and other platforms. Earlier, Todd led Acxiom's Marketing Services business and founded two venture-backed startups; Aditive, acquired by Acxiom in 2014, and BuzzLogic, the first SaaS for social media measurement and analytics.
Diarmuid Gill is our Chief Technology Officer, having joined Criteo in 2014. He is in charge of managing Criteo’s R&D teams in Europe and the US, delivering on their mission of providing high performance AI powered advertising at scale. Hailing from Cavan in Ireland, he has an honours degree in Electronic Engineering (1994) and a First-class honours MBA (2014), both from Dublin City University. Previously he worked for General Electric, IONA Software, ICL Fujitsu and AOL.
Brendan McCarthy is Chief Marketing Officer at Criteo. He has nearly 20 years of strategic marketing and communications experience, having led several successful corporate reputation and brand strategy assignments for Fortune 500 companies. Before Criteo, Brendan was Head of Communications and Product Marketing for Nielsen Global Media. During his five years at Nielsen, he focused on transforming the company’s reputation from a legacy television ratings provider to a leading-edge data and technology company. Previously, Brendan led high-profile assignments for large corporate and technology clients at Edelman, the global public relations agency. He also held positions at cause marketing agencies in both Washington, D.C. and New York where he supported a range of political and public interest campaigns. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, and holds a master’s degree in Global Affairs from New York University.
Manuela Montagnana is Criteo’s Chief People Officer. She brings more than 20 years of experience as a people executive, leading global teams in the manufacturing, service, and technology industries. Manuela has a proven track record of accelerating performance through human capital management in a transformation context in both highly matrixed organizations and those undergoing hyper growth.
Most recently, she served as Vice President, Head of Human Resources for Product and Engineering at Compass, where she built and led her Human Resources team in the US and India while serving as the business partner to the Chief Technology and Chief Product Officers. While at Compass, Manuela led major transformational projects including the opening of a new development center in India and the talent integration of two tech startups following their acquisition. Manuela grew up in Germany and attended the University of Paris X and Strasbourg studying Law, later completing her Master's in Business Administration at IAE - Écoles Universitaires de Management in Strasbourg, France.
Matthijs van Geldere is Criteo’s Chief Transformation Officer. His remit is to lead strategic change initiatives across Criteo and accelerate the company’s business transformation. Matthijs joined Criteo in 2016 and since then, has occupied various HR leadership positions, most recently serving as Vice President, People Services and Insights. With an HR career in technology businesses spanning over 20 years and having lived and worked in various countries around the world, Matthijs is passionate about driving business transformation and operational excellence in international environments.