Tim Cecere


New York City


Digital Workplace, Leadership


Tim Cecere is the Chief Talent Officer at GroupM. He is responsible for GroupM’s human resources strategies, practices and policies for its over 27,500 employees globally. 

Tim focuses his attention on the continued enhancement of GroupM’s unrivaled talent community, engaging with the best minds in trading, analytics, data and technology around the world. Tim began his career with the New York Times in 1984 and then moved to Newsweek Magazine in 1987. In 1989, Tim joined Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, part of the WPP family. 

In 2000, Tim was part of the founding team that formed GroupM Worldwide, and his views have been published by media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age and many more. He has received numerous awards for his professional and charitable work and has been a guest speaker at the AAF Conference, the NYC Center for Communication and multiple colleges and universities. 

He is also a musician and a competitive USTA tennis player. Tim has an undergraduate degree from St. John’s University and a Master’s degree from Columbia University.

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