Bruce Gordon

Mentor

CFO, Americas Management, Client Service & Operations

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Bruce Gordon is an accomplished Fortune 100 CFO and operational leader. He brings 30 years of experience orchestrating successful growth strategies with The Walt Disney Company, one of the world’s most powerful brands. Currently, he is a partner and member of the executive management committee of Merryck & Co Americas, where he plays a strategic role in leading the business. As a Merryck mentor, he has worked with C-suite executives and senior leaders in the apparel and retail, health insurance, professional services and technology sectors.

CAREER HISTORY

In addition to his work at Merryck & Co, Gordon is a senior media advisor to AlixPartners. He also serves on the board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau Educational Foundation, which promotes diversity and closes the skills gap within the digital media and advertising industries.

Over the course of his 30-year career with The Walt Disney Company, Gordon has a proven track record of success navigating through – and capitalizing on – disruptive business models in the interactive media, broadcast media, and entertainment industry. Most recently, he was the worldwide senior vice president and CFO for Disney Interactive Media Group, one of the five SEC reporting segments of The Walt Disney Company. Under his leadership, he spearheaded a five-year strategic plan that grew the business from $200M to $1.4B in revenues, as well as developing and implementing the operating plans that delivered on that strategic promise.

Gordon spent his first 20 years with The Walt Disney Company in the roles of either president or CFO with three different Disney/ABC owned television stations. During his tenure, he effectively managed industry disruptions while consistently increasing revenues, profits, and market share.

As a seasoned leader, Gordon has extensive experience in leading diverse organizations through successful mergers and acquisitions. With a solid background in senior general management and finance, he has demonstrated the ability to drive successful industry transformations and led numerous change management initiatives.

PERSONAL

Gordon earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Syracuse University and has an MBA from Hofstra University. He is married with three children.

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