Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Pat Przybyski is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Burson-Marsteller Worldwide. He is a seasoned financial professional who has served the marketing communications business for more than 24 years.
Prior to his tenure at Burson-Marsteller, Pat worked as COO/CFO at Wunderman New York, where he directed day-to-day operations. Pat provided financial stewardship for Young & Rubicam’s top Fortune 50 clients – which included Citibank, IBM, Microsoft and Pfizer – for over a decade. Pat has also been a major contributor in Y&R Group’s contract negotiation and has helped clients understand valued-added models of agency compensation.
Prior to this position, he worked with the Wunderman HQ group as director of strategic integration and CFO of Knowledge Based Marketing (KBM).
Pat’s posting at Wunderman was preceded by work for Y&R Advertising, where he served in various roles as director of planning and analysis, worldwide controller and director of financial reporting. One of Pat’s major contributions was as the architect and designer of the Y&R network client financial infrastructure, which was an essential element used in the Y&R Inc. IPO road show presentations. Pat has also served as a mentor to a number of colleagues, many of whom have developed into senior financial leaders both inside and outside the WPP network.
Earlier in his career, Pat served as senior vice president in Y&R Inc.’s Corporate Finance Department, as co-director of financial services. Here, he centralized accounting best practices and statutory reporting. Pat began his career at Y&R as controller of Burson-Marsteller. Before Y&R, Pat worked for Lever Brothers and CBS in financial reporting and mergers and acquisitions.
Pat is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and has a BS in Accounting and Industrial Relations. He serves on the board of directors of NATIONAL Public Relations and resides in New York with his wife and son.