Globally reputed businesswoman and humanitarian who is CEO of The Mantia Company; a strategy firm employing strategic, financial, political and operational risk in transforming organizations and businesses. A Wall Street banking veteran of Global Markets and Trading with cross industry experience and a proven track record of initiative, impact and successful execution. A recognized thought leader reputed for an integrative, adaptive and connective approach offering strategic and practical insights. Areas of work include being a Resident Executive, Consultant, Advisor or Board Member for organizations and business.
Current focus includes: International Finance, Economic Development, Innovative Finance, Sustainable Finance, Strategy, Risk Management, Transformation, Collective Impact and Governance. Member of and Advisor to several organizations focused on Sustainable Business, International Cooperation, Economic Development and Clean Capitalism. Currently involved and fully engaged with all Sustainable Development Goals.
Owns experience working for organizations in and/or with all Global Centers, majority of Worldwide Business Centers of Commerce and Offshore Centers. Worked with cross-border and cross-functional relationships on several initiatives and in various roles; experience with global/transnational project development and deployment. Extensive experience dealing with senior level management; reported to C-level and Managing Directors majority of career. Recommended by clients and colleagues as a sophisticated, vibrant, progressive and forward thinking professional. Contacts include global leaders in both Business and Government.
20 year private sector career, comprised of 15 years in Financial Services plus Energy and Healthcare, includes Strategic Planning, Finance, Business Development, Enterprise Risk Management, Transition Management, Program Management, Government Affairs, Change Management, Regulatory Compliance, Integrations, Business Performance, Operational Risk, Governance and Big 4. Employers and clients list features several prominent global organizations.
10 years experience as a United Nations Strategic Advisor focused on Economic Development. Contributed efforts to global trade, capital mobilization, policy planning, job creation, economic empowerment, workforce development and entrepreneurship. Served as an Executive Board member, a leader of several globally dispersed teams and a representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Managed budgets up to $138M, worked within budgets up to $700M and contributed efforts to a $1.7T joint venture. Managed functions encompassing 1300+ employees, dealt with all levels of management and led/managed teams of up to 60 and direct staff reports up to 30.
Completed a Bachelor of Arts in English/Writing and Sociology at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, a Master of Business Administration in Management and Executive Development Programs in Strategy at Harvard Business School and Negotiation at Harvard Kennedy School. Also studied in the Master of Global Affairs program at New York University and completed a Certificate at University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business in Global Trends for Business and Society. Conversant in five languages.
An American born Italian, whose family immigrated to the United States from Rome and Palermo, Italy during the early 1900's steel industry boom. Currently resides in New York City with her world famous pet dog, Paisano.