Dean Tilsley is a Chief Financial Officer with an extensive background leading high growth businesses and transformation within leading global companies. Dean is currently the Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive leadership team for Cox’s $3bn Software and Media solutions group including industry leading brands such as Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Dealertrack.
Dean began his finance career within New Zealand before moving to London where he accepted a leadership role building the Global Television News business for the Associated Press. That success led him to move to Reuters as CFO for its Media business based in New York to deliver a transformation to a global digital platform through large organic investments to drive growth complemented with strategic global acquisitions. Dean then moved to NASDAQ as Head of Global Operations and Enterprise Risk. As a member of the leadership team, he played a pivotal role helping the company grow to be one the largest global full service Exchanges with operations in the America’s, EMEA and Asia Pacific.
Through his career, Dean’s unwavering focus on creating and maintaining a performance-based culture, in conjunction with organic and strategic acquisitions, has resulted in a career delivering high growth businesses within the US and International markets.
Dean has a MBA and Post Graduate Diploma from Imperial College London, and Bachelor of Economics and Finance with Honors from Otago University, New Zealand.
Dean, his wife Herbie and two children Alex and Rhianna currently reside in Sands Point, New York where he enjoys being a competitive golfer and world travel learning the wonderful diversity of culture and history across the globe.