Maria is a senior executive with more than 20 years of marketing, general management and strategy experience across both start-up and established companies. She has successfully implemented growth strategies, launched new businesses, and has worked in the U.S., the U.K. and across Europe.
Maria has a depth of expertise in the core marketing disciplines that drive growth and value, and has served B2B and B2C companies across sectors. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Life Floor, a leading innovator and designer of resilient flooring.
Before starting the firm, she served as chief marketing officer, transportation solutions, for TE Connectivity, a global technology leader in connectivity and sensor solutions. Previously, Maria served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Interface, Inc., overseeing the company’s global business and consumer marketing and communications agenda. Interface is a worldwide leader in the design, production and sale of environmentally-responsible modular carpet for the commercial building and consumer markets.
Maria’s prior experience includes serving as a senior vice president of BP, for which she oversaw marketing across global consumer markets. At BP, Maria led global retail brand efforts for the BP, Arco, am/pm and Aral brands. She was also the marketing head for a successful U.K. digital financial services start-up backed by Warburg Pincus, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company focusing on marketing and strategy issues.
Maria holds an MBA in marketing and international business from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a B.S. in communications, also from Northwestern, and studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University. Maria is a former rower, and is passionate about teamwork.
Our network of marketing professionals and partners includes expert practitioners on the cutting-edge of their fields.
From marketing data analytics and market research, to brand management and experience design, public relations, communications and reputation management, digital and beyond, we operate a flexible staffing format. Sometimes there is a need for a sole-practitioner, and sometimes a project team is required.
We will work with you to design the right project and staffing model to deliver maximum value.