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Maria’s official speaker bio:
Maria Ross is the founder of Red Slice, a consultancy that advises entrepreneurs, startups, and fast-growth businesses on how to build an irresistible brand story and authentically connect with customers. She is a keynote speaker who regularly speaks to audiences on marketing and building an engaging brand story that drives growth and impact. She is the author of The Empathy Edge, Branding Basics for Small Business and The Juicy Guide Series for Entrepreneurs.
Maria started her career as a management consultant with Accenture and went on to build marketing and brand strategies for multiple companies, including Discovery Communications, Monster.com, BusinessObjects (now SAP) and many other startups and technology leaders, before starting her own business. As a brand strategist, she has worked with brands such as Microsoft, Dropbox, Alteryx, and GSK, as well as many smaller leaders in niche industries. Maria has been featured in and written for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur.com, Huffington Post and Forbes.com
Maria understands the power of empathy at both a brand and personal level: in 2008, six months after launching her business, she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm that almost killed her. Her humorous and heartfelt memoir about surviving this health crisis, Rebooting My Brain, has received worldwide praise.
Maria lives with her husband, young son, and precocious black lab mutt in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Short Bio, Introduction:
Maria Ross, the founder of brand consultancy Red Slice, believes cash flow, creativity and compassion are not mutually exclusive. She advises entrepreneurs, startups, and fast growth businesses on how to stand out, attract the right customers, and accelerate revenue. Maria is the author of multiple books, including her latest The Empathy Edge: Harnessing the Value of Compassion as an Engine for Success and Branding Basics for Small Business. Maria understands the power of empathy on the brand and personal levels: In 2008, shortly after launching her business, she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm that almost killed her and inspired her Amazon best-selling memoir, Rebooting My Brain. She has spoken to audiences ranging from The New York Times to BlogHer and has been featured in and written for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur.com, NPR, Huffington Post and Forbes.com. Maria lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, young son, and precocious mutt.
Maria Ross: brand strategist, speaker, and author
Maria Ross: brand strategist, speaker, author and creator of Red Slice, a brand consultancy that helps entrepreneurs and fast-growth businesses tell their irresistible story to the right people at the right time.
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