JLL Taps Suellen Ravanas as CFO

Adept finance professional brings executive acumen to strategic role.
Suellen Ravanas
Suellen Ravanas

Chicago —JLL has chosen Suellen Ravanas to drive growth in the Americas as regional CFO, effective late November. In this role Ravanas will direct the region’s mergers and acquisitions team and business leadership in financial planning and reporting, strategy, payroll and accounting.

Prior to joining JLL Ravanas was North American CFO at Publicis Groupe, the third largest communications firm globally. At Publicis Ravanas crafted innovative strategies to improve productivity while adding an acquisitions function to the company. Previously she held the same title at Leo Burnett, a creative agency that, along with Saatchi & Saatchi, is a subsidiary of Publicis Groupe.

At the outset of her career Ravanas spent 8 years as a principal consultant with A.T. Kearney. Her next move was to PepsiCo, where she held numerous corporate strategy roles over the course of 7 years.

Fluent in French and Russian, Ravanas earned a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute and an MBA from Wharton School of Business.

“During the last 20 years, Suellen has established an impressive track record of leadership and generated measurable results in finance, strategy and planning,” said Greg O’Brien, CEO, Americas, in a prepared statement. “Through her commitment to client service and integrity, and her financial acumen, she will contribute to JLL’s growth and strong financial position.”

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