Suzanne Rurode

Chief Global Client Officer

Suzanne Rurode built her global experience, over 20 years of leadership, within The Nielsen Company and the Kantar Group.

Suzanne drives the overall strategic direction of First Advantage for global and multinational clients. She is responsible for the company’s international growth strategy across all regions. In addition, she manages the company’s business efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Her strategic oversight of all global customers includes service model design, client satisfaction, profitability, consulting and innovation development. Suzanne built her global experience—over 20 years of leadership—in The Nielsen Company and the Kantar Group. While at Nielsen, she served as the executive architect of a global integration and consulting practice where she led many of Nielsen’s largest global client relationships, working across all continents and a broad spectrum of marketing, consumer and retail strategy challenges. Her experience includes extensive consulting work and on-the-ground execution in over 45 developed and emerging international markets. She was one of the pioneers in developing a global approach and service model for global and multinational clients that is now the standard for multiple information services industries. Suzanne is based in the U.S. but spends more than 50% of her time traveling internationally to partner directly with clients around the world.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University.