Maria is a results-driven and experienced finance professional with a total of 25+ years’ experience in the CFO role at executive level mainly in the information technology and services industry. Maria is skilled in Business Planning, Financial Reporting, Analytical Skills, Operations Management with demonstrated ability to drive organic and acquisitions growth, increase efficiency and bottom line profit. Maria’s experience covers entities located globally and extends to managing mergers and acquisitions, purchase and integration of companies internationally.
Maria’s career started as a trainee accountant in the Audit department of PwC in 1990 where from she qualified as a Certified Chartered Accountant in 1993. During tenure at PwC, she gained extensive experience in the audit of multinational companies in the pharmaceutical and energy industries, as well as local public companies in the insurance and construction industry. During the last years of employment with PwC, held the role of audit manager, managing a team of 15 people and a client portfolio of about 150 clients.
In 1999 Maria joined Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd when it was a single company of less than 20 employees. With over 17 years at Hyperion, she had an instrumental role and lead the growth of the company to a group of 12 companies in Greece, Russia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, China, India, US, Peru, to more than 200 employees and revenues of more than $20 million. In this role, Maria’s areas of experience involved financial strategic plans, multi-countries tax reports and compliance, financial forecasting for new business ventures, acquisitions and sale of subsidiary companies, financial project management, preparation of budgets and management reporting.
After leaving Hyperion in August 2015, she pursued the role of a part-time CFO for small dynamic companies that needed CFO expertise not on a full time basis. In addition, she provided high level finance advise to organisations on specific projects. Such projects include budgeting, financial budgeting and reporting of Research and Development projects, as well as negotiations with bankers and investors.