Centro Appoints Colleen Healy as Chief Financial Officer
Healy is an Accomplished Senior Executive for Fortune 50 and Private Equity-Backed Firms
Chicago – November 7, 2019 – Centro (https://www.centro.net), a global provider of advertising technology, today announced Colleen Healy as chief financial officer. An accomplished leader, Healy has been a senior executive for Fortune 50 and private equity-backed technology-enabled firms. With most of her career spent in enterprise-class software and services, Healy partners with business leaders to scale technology solutions that empower employees and customers to make informed decisions. She brings over 20 years of finance, business development, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, treasury, fundraising and investor relations experience gained in leadership roles at Microsoft, TransUnion and Hillrom. Healy joins the company as agencies increasingly adopt Basis by Centro, the industry’s most comprehensive, automated and intelligent digital media platform.
“With our aggressive plans for new verticals and international markets, Colleen’s successful record of scaling operations at global technology companies makes her an ideal fit for Centro,” said Shawn Riegsecker, founder and chief executive officer, Centro. “Colleen’s deep experience across finance, including M&A, capital raisings and IPOs, are critical attributes we were looking for. As Centro tracks towards another record year of revenue, combined with rapid adoption of Basis and new offices in Europe and Latin America, we are excited for Colleen to join our next growth phase.”
Healy most recently served as chief financial officer for the largest division of medical technology provider Hillrom. Prior to that, she was vice president at TransUnion, where she built its investor relations function and led the process for its initial public offering—one of the ten largest in 2015. She has held multiple finance and business development roles throughout her 19-year career at Microsoft, including general manager of financial services, head of investor relations, and portfolio manager in treasury and capital markets. She joined Microsoft as part of its first corporate development department, helping form and execute investment strategy and acquisition activity. Healy started her career at Credit Suisse. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and serves on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Chicago Metropolitan.
“I’ve always been passionate about being a part of organizations that drive innovation through software and technology solutions that help users be more productive and effective,” said Healy. “I was impressed not only with Centro’s scale, but also the breadth and depth of its platform and the variety of solutions for its customers. With our aggressive growth trajectory, strategic global expansion plans and differentiated enterprise software, I’m excited to join the team to carry out our vision.”
Basis by Centro has secured a foothold as the technology platform of choice for users of digital media software. It is the highest scoring provider for the Demand Side Platform (DSP), Video Advertising and Cross-Channel Advertising categories, according to global user review site G2. Similarly, the Adweek Readers’ Choice Best of Tech Awards named Centro as the winner for the Display DSP, Mobile DSP and Retargeting categories. Basis is the only software solution consolidating digital operations across programmatic, direct, search, and social campaigns. To learn more about Basis, please visit https://www2.centro.net/basis.
Centro (https://www.centro.net) is a provider of enterprise-class software for digital advertising organizations. Its technology platform, Basis, is the first of its kind SaaS advertising solution unifying programmatic and direct media buying, along with workflow automation, cross-channel campaign planning, universal reporting and business intelligence. It boosts media, team and business performance by enabling advertisers to plan, buy and analyze real-time bidding (RTB), direct, search and social campaigns in a single platform. Headquartered in Chicago with 40 offices in North America, South America and Europe, Centro has received numerous accolades for its commitment to employees and workplace culture.
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