Maria is a transformational business and funding strategist, speaker, author, philanthropist, executive producer, serial entrepreneur, and consummate dealmaker. She is the co-founder of ZenMoose Capital, a “Social Impact Fund” that creates and invests in inspiring media, technology, and real estate solutions. The ZenMoose portfolio of companies includes a number of media assets: a new charity makeover reality TV show called “Operation: Impact”, SmartMoose NFT’s and United Tiny Homes.
She began her corporate career as a pharmacist negotiating and managing multi-million-dollar provider accounts in home healthcare with companies such as New England Critical Care, HMSS and Lincare. Maria has served on advisory panels to organizations such as J&J Ortho Biotech, The American Cancer Society, and Celerion. She co-authored Pharmacy Statutes for the State of Arizona in 1992 which remain on the books today. Since retiring from a successful career in healthcare in 1999, she has founded and served as CEO of a number of businesses in retail, technology, services, fashion, and real estate investing.
Maria grew her first retail business from a single location into a chain of successful stores and multiplied her income over 1000% in her first year. She then sold it for a profit in year two. Maria has been responsible for raising well over $20 million in funding for multiple projects and has created many millions in revenue. In 2002, she founded Passion To Prosperity International, a business development firm serving those who desire to use their business as a force for good on the planet. She has provided funding, sales, and marketing support to existing organizations such as CEO Space International, Women’s Information Network, The National Business Experts, Don Miguel Ruiz and Les Brown Enterprises. Maria’s Enlightened Business Building Systems, online programs, and live events have helped thousands of start-up entrepreneurs over the years bring their ideas to life with solid, conscious business models which include acquiring capital, building powerful teams and customer attraction strategies.
She is the Author of Passion To Prosperity: Instant Ways To Profit From Your Skills and Talents, and the upcoming releases “Relax, The Money Hasn’t Left the Planet” and “Love yourself Rich” and has been featured in Success Magazine, with appearances on ABC and Fox TV. Maria was Knighted DAME by the Orthodox Order of St. John and proudly serves as a Founding Member of the Association of Transformational Leaders (ATL) in Southern CA and New York.