Maria Kiskis is Head of Strategic Partnerships at Neustar, where she oversees collaboration with leading consumer technology companies to bring new product solutions to market. Prior to Neustar, Maria led strategy & investments for Richard Branson’s non-profit foundation within the Virgin Group, where she oversaw the incubation of global initiatives including the Branson Centres of Entrepreneurship and the B Team. In previous lives, she held a range of general management, business development and corporate finance roles at companies including SAY Media, Yahoo!, EdisonLearning and Deutsche Bank. Maria holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in International Economics from Georgetown University. In her free time, she can be found either experimenting with good food or exploring the world with her two young children – she has been actively working on making these interests not mutually exclusive. A native New Yorker, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children (and two rotund cats).