Debra Mason is Chief Financial Officer of RNL, responsible for leading the company’s global financial operations. Prior to joining RNL, Debra held leadership positions in finance and operations in a variety of industries. Most recently, she served as chief financial officer of Arizent, a business information company serving the financial services industry. Prior to that, she was chief financial officer of Questex LLC, a B2B events and information company across five industry verticals – beauty & wellness, hospitality, travel, life sciences & healthcare and telecommunications & technology, and led the company though a successful sale to MidOcean Partners. And prior to that, she was chief operating officer and chief financial officer for ALM Media LLC, a B2B information company specializing in the legal and other related markets.
Her previous leadership positions included chief financial officer for the Americas region of Ipsos, a global market research firm, where she spent nine years as a key advisor to the business leaders while driving efficiencies through process improvements and strategic cost reductions, as well as assisting in the negotiations of acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and alliances; chief operating officer and chief financial officer of X Plus One Solutions, a technology start-up formerly known as Poindexter Systems; and six years with Interpublic Group, where she served as the global CFO of several divisions, including Jack Morton Worldwide, a global event and experiential marketing group, NFO WorldGroup, a leader in market research, and full-service advertising agencies, including the independent brands of The Lowe Group. Debra began her career in auditing with PricewaterhouseCoopers and EY.
Education and Certifications
Debra earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at The University at Buffalo School of Management, State University of New York. She is a certified public accountant in the State of New York and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.