Maria is a results-driven professional with experience in all areas of management including strategic and financial planning, accounting, and operational oversight. She began her career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, serving a wide range of clients including private and publicly-held entities, and diverse industries including manufacturing, banking, real estate, entertainment, and non-profit organizations. She later joined Skandia Insurance Company Ltd, Sweden, an international property/casualty and long-term savings and investments group, subsequently acquired by Old Mutual Group, U.K. Over her 20-year career at Skandia and Old Mutual, her responsibilities ranged from Controller and CFO of various operating units, to COO of the Group’s emerging operations in Southern Europe and Latin America. Maria is a Certified Public Accountant.
Maria served as volunteer mentor at the Orlando Chapter of SCORE, a national volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed, where she served as Treasurer and Chapter Chair. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of Community Health Centers, Inc., a Federal Qualified Health Center (FQHCs) that provides medical and dental care for traditionally underserved communities in Central Florida, where she served as Treasurer and First Vice-Chair.