John Zsigo In 60 Seconds

Worked for Deloitte & Touche as an audit manager, then as financial controller for Pepsico. Then for 20 years worked for WPP across Europe in various positions in 9 Countries as CFO, COO & MD for many of the subsidiaries including Young & Rubicam, Wunderman, Media Edge, and Team Red (Vodafone agency). I worked as an independent for a film production Company before joining The CFO Centre in 2022.

Specialist Skills

Budgeting and Forecasting

To ensure the business has knowledge and control to make informed decisions and deliver objectives.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Experienced in many M&A deals in several Countries across Europe.

Strategic leadership

My positions included both MD and COO for many subsidiaries of WPP which meant leadership in all company operations not just finance to drive business forward.

Contract negotiations

Involved with both sales , purchases and employment contracts to help deliver increased profitability.

Company restructuring

Experience in restructuring companies in terms of organisational structure , cost structures and sales positioning to maximise profitability.

Track Record Highlights

  • Grew Young & Rubicam Advertising Group to be number one in Hungary in terms of income and head count.
  • Successful mergers and Acquisitions across Europe including Team Red for Vodafone.
  • Installed integrated Finance and job systems across many units in Europe.
  • Opened new Companies , divisions and joint ventures to grow income and profitabilty.
  • Restructured companies in terms of HR & organization, product positioning and capital investments to drive profitability.

Sector Experience

  • Advertising: PR
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms: Film production, Media buying and planning, Print production

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