Maria is an operations executive with an acute passion for the nitty gritty details that improve how companies operate.
Prior to founding Vayas, Maria worked in the operational trenches of several tech companies and startups including 5min Media and Onswipe - two startups backed by Spark Capital – the same team that invested in Twitter, Tumblr, Wayfair and Oculus. In both roles, she led the structuring of systems and processes that scaled the businesses exponentially, leading to their profitable exits.
Most recently, she headed operations at Vimeo where she focused on setting up a supply chain system for the entertainment unit. Before pursuing her passion of operations and helping businesses scale and succeed, Maria spent several years as a publicist in the magazine industry at Condé Nast’s SELF, Bon Appetit, Epicurious.com, Vogue.com and Rodale’s Women’s Health Magazine and Prevention.