Sean Creamer leads Merkle’s global finance group providing strategic and financial insight to the business, and helping prioritize opportunities that drive value creation. He oversees all of Merkle’s financial and accounting matters, including: forecasting, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, as well as the company's treasury, tax and risk management functions. With deep expertise in all facets of financial operations, Sean brings a balanced ability to develop and execute strategies that drive growth and competitive advantage on a multi-national level. He has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions and with maintaining high performance while leading teams through transformative change.
Before joining Merkle, Sean had extensive experience working with public companies in a variety of industries. Recently, he served as CFO for The Madison Square Garden Company. During his tenure he co-managed the tax-free separation of the company’s network business from its sports and entertainment businesses. Prior to that, Sean spent nine years with Arbitron Inc., a media and marketing information services firm, where he was charged with overseeing all operational and financial activities for the company’s core businesses: ratings, qualitative, and software. He was also responsible for the execution of the company's global cross-platform, digital, and mobile growth strategies. He served as chief financial officer, then, chief operations officer, and ultimately chief executive officer of Arbitron, where he led the strategy team and negotiated the favorable terms of Arbitron’s acquisition by the Nielsen Company.
Before joining Arbitron, Sean served as SVP and CFO of Laureate Education, Inc. where he was responsible for financial planning and analysis, accounting, budgeting, investor relations, real estate, risk management, tax, and treasury functions. In addition, he has held a number of financial positions with increasing responsibility at Mobil Corporation (now Exxon Mobil Corporation) and Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).
A certified public accountant, Sean received a BS in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University and an MS in Taxation from Georgetown University.