Maria Sendra has built an emerging technologies practice that helps companies to scale innovation globally by leveraging capital markets, private equity, and technology relationships in key jurisdictions around the world. She has managed international teams of over 500 experts, in helping to globally scale start-ups, as well as Fortune 500 companies, venture capital, private equity and investment banking efforts in disrupting a wide variety of industries, including data analytics, IoT, energy, cleantech, biotechnology, digital healthcare, entertainment, consumer goods, retail and e-commerce sales and scaled revenue strategies. She has structured and managed domestic and international manufacturing, R&D, distribution, financing, licensing and strategic alliances and businesses linking California innovation to financial markets in New York, London, all over Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.
In addition, Maria has worked on and/or advised on over 50 initial public offerings, including on the Nasdaq, NYSE, BM&F BOVESPA, and AIMS exchange. Maria has a strong background in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. She ran a research lab as a student at Yale University, and worked as a filmmaker at Harvard University.