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David Donovan

Executive Vice President of Financial Services, Publicis Sapient

David Donovan, Executive Vice President, oversees Publicis Sapient’s entire financial services portfolio for the Americas. He is responsible for setting operational and marketing strategies for the firm and managing relationships with top global investment banks. Since joining Publicis Sapient in 2005, his deep understanding of business, regulatory, operations and technology challenges facing C-suite executives, has enabled Donovan to help develop top strategic initiatives to evolve our business and improve the company’s ability to deliver transformative work. Donovan brings 25 years of expertise working on Wall Street as an institutional equity trader, including 14 years as the sector leader of technology trading for Fidelity Management and Research, when working with investment banks and asset managers. As a trusted adviser to C-suite executives, David is involved in many key strategic initiatives helping with digital transformation of banks, building better operating platform and leveraging globalization to reduce cost and grow revenues. David’s area of expertise includes building and executing strategies to lead digital transformation for banks, helping enterprises best understand data through proprietary data science solutions, providing globalization expertise to create efficient operating platform for banks, leveraging service level design concepts along with dev-ops & cloud integration, creating and implementing strategies to manage middle office operations and technology among other custom technology needs for clients. As head of Publicis Sapient’s largest business division, Donovan personally leads the Financial Services’ largest clients in their digital business transformations. His focus on relationships has also reinforced his investment in our culture and our people. Donovan says he has also worked hard to foster credibility and trust with his leadership team and he’s proud of the role he’s been able to play in their personal growth. “Together we’ve found ways to positively stretch and in doing so we’ve improved how we lead our people and ensured clients continue to see us as partners rather than simple service providers. I truly believe these individuals will be the dynamic future leaders of this company and I am proud to get to work alongside of them.” Awards & Accomplishments: 2017 Consultant of the Year, Excellence in Financial Services by Consulting Magazine 2010 and 2007 Chairman’s Award

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