About Maria C. Izurieta
Ms. Izurieta is a growth-oriented board member and executive who has brought strategic and operational leadership for over 25 years to both publicly traded technology and emerging companies. She has a proven track record of enhancing shareholder value through growth initiatives, driving EBITDA margins through scalable operations, conducting pivot and turnaround strategies, leading and integrating M&A activities, developing talent and creating great places to work. Ms. Izurieta has led, as CEO, a successful exit of a public company to a strategic partner after launching a pivot strategy that created double-digit growth for its SaaS application. As CFO, she has increased valuations through improving business financial metrics and health, has raised funds from various public markets, private equity, and venture capital firms, purchased and integrated several strategic acquisitions, and sold multiple divisions at gains. Ms. Izurieta is a board member and audit committee chair of ExactEarth (TSX:XCT), a leading provider of global maritime vessel data for ship tracking and maritime situational awareness solutions.
Ms. Izurieta was the CFO of 3Pillar Global, Inc. where she created a global platform for scale, optimization, delivery excellence, 900+ team member engagement and unified culture impacting the doubling of revenue, increasing gross margins from 28% to over 43% and moving from net loss to 9%+ EBITDA margins. Ms. Izurieta has been the chief executive officer (acting) and chief financial officer of Wireless Matrix, a publicly-held Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company, where she had initiated and implemented a broad range of strategic, financial, and operational solutions. She led the sale of the company to CalAmp Corp, at a 22% premium. Ms. Izurieta also filled the role of chief operating officer prior to becoming the chief executive officer.
Prior to these appointments, Ms. Izurieta was the chief financial officer at VIPdesk, a venture-backed service company based in Alexandria, VA, where she directed the company’s financial and strategic planning. Ms. Izurieta also held the role of vice president of finance and administration for CyberCash, Inc., a publicly held SaaS based electronics payments company, raising funds and leading mergers and acquisition activities. Ms. Izurieta began her career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand in its high-technology practice specializing in initial and on-going public offerings.
Ms. Izurieta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She was named a 2014 Executive Management Award (EMA) winner by Washington SmartCEO and Trending 40 Top Tech CFO in the Washington DC Area. She was also a finalist for the Northern Virginia Technology Council CFO of the Year Award in 2016, 2014 and 2008.