Mariah graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Human Sciences, Kinesiology and Exercise Science. She began her journey as a Territory Manager at EF Education First on the Explore America team where she worked in a space of 290k feet. She helped launch a new pilot program managing over 60% of US territory, in addition to growing and saturating the market for programs in the Midwest. Mariah developed a strong skill set of identifying target customers/markets, building customer personas, conducting market research, developing sales processes, and creating demand in a new market.
Next, she worked as a Partnerships and Business Development Manager at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she helped scale the LaunchX program to several other universities. She continued her journey to 43North where she worked alongside AVP and President as the portfolio manager. 43North has invested in 44 companies and continues to invest $5 million each year into innovative startup companies.
At SparkCharge, a 43North million dollar, business pitch competition winner, Mariah worked closely alongside the CEO to develop a strong go-to-market strategy, develop partnerships, and assist with the overall scale of the high growth, early stage startup. Mariah continues to excel as a business strategist and startup growth advisor, presently working as a consultant at Produce Peddlers and Yamu Media, and Director of Portfolio Management at 1435 Capital.
Mariah is extremely passionate about innovation, environmental conservation, entrepreneurship, education/equal opportunity, and social change. Her strengths revolve around establishing sales, marketing, and operational processes that help companies run with more efficiency.
In her free time, Mariah enjoys being active by going hiking, doing yoga, wakeboarding, and sailing. She also enjoys teaching her Australian Shepard, Blue, new tricks.