Maria PALMA, VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Maria is the Vice President of Business Development at RRE Ventures, where she is responsible for working with their active portfolio companies and F500 Leadership Teams to drive collaboration where strategies align on both sides. As Head of Platform for the firm, she also leads initiatives that help founding teams grow and scale or expand RRE’s presence within and beyond the NYC ecosystem.
Prior to RRE, Maria was Chief of Staff and Executive Director of Business Development for a NY-based ad tech company, Eyeview. Maria began her career at General Electric in Operations Management & Supply Chain. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Industrial Engineering from UW-Madison. Outside of work she is the board chair of a nonprofit, African Entrepreneur Collective, that works with entrepreneurs in Africa across urban, refugee and rural environments to drive job growth.