Maria is a digital transformation leader and product innovator who creates strategies and products to reach new channels and markets. She is adept at driving new business models and growth, focused on user experiences and the smart use of data to achieve broader access and product penetration. Maria’s approach combines strategy and design-thinking to challenge assumptions, define critical requirements, and bring the best out of teams. She is successful at building trusted partnerships across corporate, startup, and global nonprofit environments.
Maria has a track record of delivering inception-to-scale innovation across 20 years of experience with financial services, technology, and data-driven organizations such as American Express, MasterCard, SAP, PwC, The NPD Group, TravelClick and startups. She is a former VP of Information Products at MasterCard and Director of Digital Capabilities at American Express
Maria holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. in History & French from Vassar College. Dual US/Swiss Citizen. Multilingual: English, French (non-native), basic Spanish.
Passionate about pursuing positive social impact through business models that “do well by doing good”, Maria is Co-Founder of Vee, focused on measuring and fueling purpose-led transformation in businesses. She spent a year developing a financial inclusion product concept focused on homeless and at-risk and is looking to re-engage on equity and access to critical and stabilizing financial services.