As a market research analyst, Maria conducts industry, market and competitive analyses, resulting in actionable data for clients to implement strategic business planning and growth strategies.
In her time with Growthink, Maria has not only worked on hundreds of market research engagements, but also has led many strategic business planning engagements, developed business plans, investor decks and opportunity assessments.
A professionally trained librarian, Maria excels at research and communication. She draws energy from expanding her knowledge and helping others to do the same.
Maria began her career as an English instructor with a private language school in Quito, Ecuador, teaching English to adult and young adult students. Prior to joining Growthink, she spent seven years at United Way for Southeastern Michigan as a resource information specialist, where she helped to develop and implement nationally recognized best practices in the field of information and referral.
Maria holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University.