NielsenIQ appoints Michael Burwell as its new Chief Financial Officer

Michael Burwell, Chief Financial Officer at NielsenIQ

NielsenIQ, the global consumer intelligence company, announced that Michael (Mike) Burwell will join the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective January 3, 2023. Burwell brings a wealth of experience in capital markets and global financial leadership to the role.

What does Burwell bring to NielsenIQ?

With NielsenIQ’s acquisition by Advent International long complete, and its transformation is well underway, Chandler Bigelow will leave NielsenIQ after a transition period on January 31, 2023. Burwell has led multiple finance organizations and worked with capital markets on behalf of publicly traded companies. Most recently, he served as the CFO of privately held Datavant, a health analytics company that is working to connect the world’s health data.

Prior, he was the CFO of Willis Towers Watson, a publicly traded data and insights-driven advisory firm. Burwell spent over 32 years in a number of senior leadership positions at PwC, where he assisted companies with mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, valuation, and integration.

What does the appointment mean for NielsenIQ?

Jim Peck, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at NielsenIQ

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike Burwell to the NielsenIQ team at this critical moment in our transformation,” said Jim Peck, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at NielsenIQ.

“Mike’s experience will help support efforts in driving sustainable growth, managing cost base, and executing strategic initiatives. I would like to thank Chandler Bigelow for his leadership in navigating NielsenIQ’s acquisition by Advent International, and our M&A activity and growth strategy. He has been a great partner and friend, and I wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Commenting on the new position, Mike Burwell, said, ”I am honored to have this opportunity to join NielsenIQ. In all my interactions with the company and its people, I have been impressed with the strength of leadership, commitment to clients and collaborative and inclusive culture. I look forward to contributing to the future success of the company.”