Suzanne Welling serves as Senior Vice President for Business Operations at MDC Partners. In this role, Suzanne works hand-in-hand with the network’s award-winning Partner Agencies – spanning media, creative, experiential, public relations, research and analytics – to improve business operations and financial planning, and maximize business applications. Suzanne brings with her with over 15 years of experience in the advertising and marketing services industry. A trusted advisor to executive management, Suzanne is adept at identifying the trends and opportunities that drive overall improvement in operational efficiencies and financial performance. Prior to joining MDC Partners, Suzanne spent 12 years at DraftFCB, rising in the ranks from Director of Planning and Acquisition to Global Chief Financial Officer of Draft and later DraftFCB North America CFO, supporting DraftFCB’s overseas growth, operational effectiveness, profitability, service expansion and the launch of new agencies and divisions, including Pipeline, a high-end production services company with the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) network. Before to joining Draft, Suzanne served as Manager of Financial Analysis and Acquisitions for the Interpublic Group of Companies. She previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where she audited companies across a variety of industries, including communications, real estate and legal.