Mary Liz Finn is Chief Human Resources Officer for Nielsen. Appointed to this role in February 2011, Mary Liz is responsible for Nielsen’s Human Resources strategy and processes in more than 100 countries.
Prior to this role, Mary Liz was Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Nielsen’s North America Consumer unit, where she was instrumental in helping the North America Consumer team accelerate the development of its talent, bring more value to clients, and build a stronger business.
Mary Liz joined Nielsen in 2007 as the leader of Global Talent Development. In that role, Mary Liz and her team successfully developed a robust, diverse leadership pipeline, facilitated a culture of change, implemented skills training for evolving business needs, and drove a performance culture with supporting processes that reinforced Nielsen values.
Before Nielsen, Mary Liz spent 26 years at General Electric (GE). She began her GE career at GE Plastics as part of the Financial Management Program (FMP) in 1982, and also graduated from the Human Resource Leadership Program (HRLP). During her career at GE, Mary Liz held a number of HR roles with increasing responsibility, including HR leader for due diligence of the Greenwich Air acquisition; HR leader for the Commercial Engine Operation, Sales and Marketing at GE Aviation; Leader of a new Learning Centre for GE Transportation; and Recruiting CoE leader for GE Infrastructure, a group of key GE businesses with revenues of $45 billion dollars.
Mary Liz is a 1982 graduate of Siena College, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Finance.