Based in New York, Maria specializes in Financial Services with a focus on Alternative Asset Management, Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Investment Banking.
She joined Odgers Berndtson from a financial services executive search firm, bringing over 25 years’ experience. Previously, she co-founded a specialized, relationship-oriented executive search firm focused on financial services.
Before embarking on this venture, she was a Senior Consultant at the Highland Search Group. She spent over ten years in institutional sales and capital markets at major investment banks in New York and London and was Director in institutional sales at Lehman Brothers in London.
Prior to this, she was Head of US government sales at Smith Barney, having started her career at Bankers Trust. Maria holds both an MA and BA in Biology from New York University.