Lynda Clarizio joined Nielsen in August 2013 as President, U.S. Media. She is responsible for leading the performance of Nielsen’s Watch business in the United States, including managing the U.S. teams supporting Nielsen’s media clients across national and local television, digital and other media. Lynda has spent the last 15 years as a successful executive in the media industry growing and scaling advertising businesses. Prior to Nielsen, she was the Executive Vice President for corporate development and operations at AppNexus, which operates one of the industry’s fastest growing platforms for the buying and selling of digital advertising through real-time bidding.
Before joining AppNexus, Lynda was CEO and President of INVISION, Inc. from 2009 through 2012. INVISION is a leading provider of multi-platform advertising solutions to the media industry.
Lynda came to INVISION after a decade long career at AOL, which she joined in 1999. Lynda served as President of AOL’s consolidated advertising businesses, then called Platform-A. She also served as President of Advertising.com, leading the industry’s largest third party online advertising network. (Advertising.com was an independent subsidiary of AOL and later became part of Platform-A.) She was the Executive Vice President of AOL’s Audience Business responsible for strategy, finance and business development. She also was AOL’s Senior Vice President for corporate strategic and financial planning and Senior Vice President for acquisitions and strategic investments.
Prior to joining AOL, Lynda was a partner in the leading Washington, DC law firm Arnold & Porter, where she practiced law from 1987 through 1999.
Lynda is a recognized leader in advertising and media, having been named 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. Lynda serves as a senior industry advisor to the investment banking firm Berenson & Company and is a member of the Board of Directors of Batanga Media, Resonate and Human Rights First. She also is a member of the Leadership Council of Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Lynda is a 1985 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1982 graduate of Princeton University.
Lynda Clarizio Job Title President, US Media Company NIELSEN