Maria Pienaar is senior executive with demonstrated expertise driving breakthrough revenue growth, profitability, and market share for ambitious technology product/service organizations. Key product niches worked in to date include Cybersecurity, Mobile/Telecommunications, IoT, Enterprise Software, Cloud/SaaS, and Social Media. Skilled at helping startups and growth ventures identify optimal ecosystem niches, develop reference customers, accelerate market growth and target their funding, focus, and resources to meet strategic objectives. Additional strengths cultivating relevant talent, partners, product offerings, and business plans. Deep network of contacts throughout the globe, in addition to expertise in corporate VC fundraising.
Areas of expertise: Product Marketing & Management; Digital Transformation; Global Business Development; Market Ecosystem Research & Analysis; Product Commercialization; Multi-Cultural Team Leadership; New Product Introductions / Launch; New Ventures & Startups; Partner Development & Relations; Product Roadmap & Lifecycle Planning; Team Mentoring & Leadership; M&A Due Diligence / Integration; New Market Identification & Entry; Revenue Acceleration & Growth; Fundraising & Venture Capital