Maria is the Founder and CEO of HVO Search - a specialist Executive Search and Talent Mapping & Advisory firm working at the intersection of retail, digital and technology. She spent 7 years at some of the world’s leading consumer and fashion Executive Search firms before founding HVO Search in 2012 with the mission to make hiring the best people simple.
Maria has a degree in Psychology from The University of Nottingham and used her training to help build an AI and Machine Learning platform that enabled broader access to career coaching.
At HVO Search she developed a unique in-house methodology based on applied Behavioural Science. Its purpose is to streamline the executive search process and provide additional data points to enhance decision making.
She is passionate about helping both her clients and her extensive network reach their full potential and is an avid advocate of women in the workforce.
She organises various industry events including Networking Breakfasts, Women Who Win lunch series and the Digital Storytelling Forum as well as presenting a Hiring Series on YouTube to help growth companies find great leaders.