Maria joined Quidsi as CEO in July 2013, after having served as Amazon's Vice President of Physical Media & Canada. In that role, she led all physical media categories, where she managed the on-site customer experience and merchandising, buying, inventory planning and marketing for books, movies, music, video games and software, as well as heading the development of key vendor relationships. She also oversaw Amazon.ca, directing growth strategy and ensuring that Amazon.ca continued to develop compelling offerings and provided the best possible shopping experience for Canadian customers.
Since joining Amazon in 1999, Maria served in many leadership positions, managing Amazon's Consumables group and launching popular customer categories such as Beauty, Health & Personal Care and Grocery. In addition, she led the marketing communications department, managing all research and execution of all offline marketing activities. More recently, she was President of MYHABIT and Vice President of Jewelry & Watches, Shoes and Endless.com. In 2011, Maria launched MYHABIT.com, an online private sale fashion site from Amazon, offering members-only prices up to 60 percent off premium and boutique brands for women, men and children.
Prior to joining Amazon, Maria worked in Brand Management at Kraft Foods, Inc. Before joining Kraft, she worked for Hallmark Cards, Inc. and Nelson & Associates. She holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a B.S. in Interior Design from Drexel University in Philadelphia. A native of New Jersey, she now lives in New York City with her husband and two children.