“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” - Maryann Bruce
After having had a successful career as Division President & CEO of Fortune 100 companies, in 2009 Maryann decided to dedicate her time to sharing her expertise and experience through boards. Serving on both public, private and not-for-profit boards has increased her knowledge and insights in different industries and fields of expertise. Maryann is a frequently sought after speaker, focusing on women’s leadership and advancement, and board oversight and governance.
Maryann’s experience as a leader of a complex global business adds tremendous value to a company that’s in a growth stage, going through a significant transformation, or is amid a turnaround. Her deep understanding of building high-growth businesses coupled with her keen perspective into the financial markets brings a unique and valued point-of-view as an advisor and board member.
Throughout her career, Maryann was instrumental in developing overall business strategies as well as completing and successfully integrating joint ventures and M&A transactions. She was also responsible for creating comprehensive marketing programs and digital and multimedia advertising campaigns that increased brand awareness, enhanced corporate reputation and strengthened customer engagement.
In recognition of her leadership and expertise, Maryann was honored by Directors & Boards as one of twenty accomplished female board members in Directors to Watch 2017. US Banker magazine also named Maryann one of “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” for her business vision, personal excellence and professional integrity.”
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