Chief Financial & Business Affairs Officer and Executive Vice President
As Chief Financial & Business Affairs Officer and Executive Vice President at Getty Images, Tara Comonte is responsible for the company’s global Finance, Enterprise Reporting & Analytics and Investor Relations functions, the development of Technology Applications and Platforms, and Real Estate and Facilities.
Tara joined Getty Images in April 2013 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior Vice President (SVP). As CFO and SVP, Tara managed the overall leadership and strategic direction of all aspects of the global Finance function for Getty Images. In October 2016, Tara stepped up into her current role as Chief Financial & Business Affairs Officer and Executive Vice President.
Prior to joining Getty Images, Tara served as Chief Financial Officer at McCann Worldgroup, the world’s largest marketing communications business. Previously Tara was one of the key founding leaders of IPG Mediabrands and served there as Global CFO and Chief Operating Officer; Global CFO of Universal McCann; and Regional CFO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa within the Publicis Groupe.
Throughout her various roles and international experience, Tara has received many prestigious honors for her achievements. In 2012, she was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and received the Industry Innovator/Quantum Leap Award from Advertising Women of New York. She is aCrain’s New York Business “40 Under 40” honoree, an Advertising Age“Woman to Watch” and was the first CFO inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement.
A native of Scotland, Tara lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is based in Getty Images’ New York City office.