Co-Founder and Managing Director
Maria Barona co-founded i-advize in 2000 after managing the Latin American Investor Relations Group at a major global financial services company. Seeing the need for an IR firm dedicated to the region, she began i-advize to be the first Latin American-focused agency based in New York. Ms. Barona works with companies throughout the region in establishing, running and revamping their market communications programs in order maximize stock as well as shareholder value.
While she oversees programs for many of the firm’s clients, she works directly with the following companies since their IPOs: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, Terrafina, GENTERA and Fibra Inn. Maria also coordinates various investor site visits locally and abroad.
Ms. Barona has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Fordham University in New York City and is fluent in both English and Spanish.