As a strategic and financial advisor, I help business leaders create growth plans for their companies. In partnership with my clients I do three things:

  • Develop high-impact operating strategies
  • Forge visibility-building partnerships
  • Produce sustainable financial roadmaps

Language, visual design, social media and PR are important elements of my tool kit. I am an effective shepherd of process, and I set clear objectives in order to lead teams to successful outcomes against specific goals and deadlines.


I work mostly with clients in the retail, fashion, consumer product and media industries, and I have a keen understanding of the influence of digital technologies on these sectors. I have also worked with clients in the industrial manufacturing, transportation and aerospace industries.


I have been an Investment Banker with Merrill Lynch and Banc of America Securities, a Consultant with Ernst & Young’s International Finance Services practice, and I led planning and finance for an e-Commerce start-up. I have lived in and traveled throughout Europe, as well as parts of Africa and Asia. A consistent runner, I am also an intermittent triathlete and snowboarder. I hold an MBA in Finance from Wharton, an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in Economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Macalester College.


Please be in touch, if you think I might be of help to you and your company.  

Phone: +1 917 834 5510 / Email: marian {at}