Maria Brunet (Board Member) is a Brazilian native whose parents were Spanish and Italian. She spent over thirty years living in France and traveled extensively in Europe, North and South America as well as China. She holds a degree in Business from University of Sao Paulo, (USP) – Brazil, an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of OTTAWA, and graduated from ESSEC’s Management Program in France. She worked 10 years at Allianz, where she did Finance and Marketing, and later worked for 10 years at Deloitte & Touche Consulting, where she worked on Mergers and Acquisitions in the Banking and Finance service line. She is the former President of International Newcomers at SP, (INC), and owned and sold a PR company in 2013. She is currently the co-founder and President of Aspen Growth Ventures LLC. She is an investor and assists on the accelerator program for start-ups in Colorado as a member the Rockies Venture Club (RVC), Ties Rockies. She is the Vice President of Latin Americas at IBCircle. In her free time, she helps various charitable organizations for children and women in Brazil. Maria also speaks five languages.