Maria Izurieta

 

mariaizurieta@yahoo.com


Industry Experience:

Maria Izurieta has over 20 years of strategic and financial management experience in key executive positions in both emerging and publicly-traded technology and professional services companies. Ms. Izurieta has been successful at advancing company’s corporate strategy and enhancing shareholder value through delivery of industry leading financial and operational techniques and practices. Ms. Izurieta is responsible for companies’ merger and acquisition programs, leading the execution of capital markets transactions and is an integral participant and advisor to boards in developing corporate strategy ensuring continued growth and long-term viability. She is known for driving analytics and organizational metrics with accountability to improve business performance.

Ms. Izurieta has been the chief executive officer (acting) and chief financial officer of Wireless Matrix, a publicly held Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company, where she has initiated and implemented a broad range of strategic, financial, and operational solutions. She led the sale of the company after going through a formal process to a strategic partner at a 22% premium.



Functional Experience:

  • Chief Financial Officer of a privately held $25m global professional services company offering product development lifecycle services.  Leading strategic and operational initiatives to drive and fund growth and the underlying scalability of the company.
  • Chief Executive Officer (acting) of a publicaly held $35m Software-as-a-Service and telecommunications company (2012) focused on strategy development, go to market initiatives and mergers & acquisitions. Also Chief Financial Officer and Secretary (2004-2012) focused on the strategic turnaround of the company including profitability and EBITDA objectives and diversifying into growth businesses.
  • Chief Financial Officer of a venture-backed $20 million organization offering consumer loyalty programs and concierge services (2001-2004) with responsibilities ranging from financial and operational leadership, public initiatives, strategy development and execution, mergers & acquisitions and corporate turnaround.   



Key Business Transactional Experience:

  • Conducted  IPO’s, follow-on public offerings and private offerings.
  • Led strategic teams to determine potential acquisition targets, conducted due diligence, negotiated agreements, and integrated multiple companies.
  • Developed divestiture strategies for the sale of companies, divisions and business units including carving-outs, determined target acquirers, led sale processes, created due diligence data rooms, and negotiated agreements.
  • Turned around a non-profitable, international, publicly held satellite communications company which was completed within 18 months.
  • Multiple experiences delivering presentations at conferences, to analysts, potential acquirers and to inspire team members.
  • Negotiated extensively client and vendor agreements and partnerships.
  • Created coaching and mentoring venues to challenge boards, leadership teams and staff to think creatively, challenge the status quo, take smart risks and to stretch the organization.
  • Extensive experience leading cultural and mindset changes throughout the organization to deliver excellence to the customer and each other.
  • Leads talent management and development focused on building and leading high caliber teams through organization development, training, recruiting, retention activities and team building.

 


What is the most important skill you bring to a corporate board?

Maria Izurieta brings executive leadership that is comprised of a broad-base of financial, strategic and operational experience within private, venture-backed and public companies that are looking to grow their businesses through organic and acquisition growth. By understanding how to align companies’ financial requirements with its corporate strategy, Ms. Izurieta advises board of directors and management teams on determining growth strategies that generate industry-leading key performance metrics. Ms. Izurieta is an excellent team collaborator driving results through creative and scalable solutions.
 
Contact Information
3Pillar Global, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
Cell: 703-447-3956
Email: mariaizurieta@yahoo.com

Current Director and advisor roles:
BrickRed Technologies UK Limited
TPG Software Private
SC 3Pillar Global SRI
AFrame Digital (Advisor)