Raj Singhal is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Huge (and currently the Acting CEO), and has direct management responsibilities for all areas of the company’s Global Operations, Finance and Strategy. Raj’s oversight of Operations at Huge includes: Technology (internal and client facing), Finance (Accounting, Client Finance and FP&A), Talent, Strategic Growth, Corporate Communications, Real Estate, and Legal.
Raj led the acquisition of Huge by Interpublic (IPG) in 2008, where he played a key role in the agency’s development and worked in close partnership with its executive team. Joining Huge as Global CFO in 2013, Raj has overseen the company’s dramatic growth during his tenure, with Huge tripling in size and expanding the agency's global footprint to 13 offices in cities around the world. Leveraging his Engineering and Investment Banking (M&A) background, Raj helped Huge scale its technology practice to over 400 engineers.
Over the last 16 years, Raj held various finance leadership positions across IPG and its agencies. Prior to joining Huge, he served as SVP, Global Planning and Finance at IPG’s corporate group, where he worked closely with the Executive team and Board. During that time, he was responsible for IPG's worldwide financial planning. Raj also spent significant time on key operational and strategic issues, including client financial matters, restructurings, compensation planning and capital investments, and working closely with IPG’s agencies.
Before joining IPG, Raj served as an M&A Investment Banker at various firms and advised clients on strategic financial matters. Raj started his career as a Mechanical Engineer at Ford Motor Company in various engineering management roles, including being part of the Ford Mustang design team.
Currently, Raj serves on the AdCouncil Board of Directors, helping lead social impact initiatives in the advertising industry. Raj holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Finance from the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School.