In August 2014, Stuart Diamond was promoted to Global Chief Financial Officer. In this role he is responsible for all financial and information technology management activities for GroupM Global and its operating companies, which include Maxus, MEC, MediaCom, Mindshare and Xaxis.
Stuart Diamond is a senior financial executive with over 20 years of experience, and prior to his promotion served as the CFO for GroupM North America, since 2008. Stuart was responsible for establishing financial strategies for the region as well as overseeing all corporate accounting and financial activities for GroupM and its agencies Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. In his position he handled budgets, forecasts and takes an active leadership role in GroupM acquisitions.
Before joining GroupM, Stuart was CFO for NMHC for two years (2006-2008), a comprehensive pharmacy benefit management company that serves approximately five million members, he oversaw systems and controls of internal accounting to ensure the quality and reliability of NMHC’s financial systems and reporting.
Prior to NMHC he was a member of the WPP family as the CFO for Healthworld Corporation taking them (now called Ogilvy Healthworld) public and negotiating their sale to Cordiant Communications in 2000. During his tenure at Healthworld, he completed IPO and the acquisitions of companies in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Canada, Finland and Spain.
He was the CFO for Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation (1990-1995), a leading independent specialty pharmaceutical company in the United States focusing primarily on the treatment of dermatological and aesthetic conditions. Stuart was also on the Board of Medicis Pharmaceutical as Chairmen of the Audit Committee for 10 years (2002-2012), until the company was sold in 2012.
Stuart has a BS in Accounting from State University of New York at Buffalo, MBA in Finance from Fordham University and a Masters of Science in Taxation from Pace University.
He resides in Great Neck, Long Island.