With a broad business experience across multiple industries and functions, Maria is known for being a high impact change agent and a thought leader. Maria has spent the last 5 years of her career at Ulta Beauty where she is now the SVP of Merchandising Cosmetics and Nail. She also worked for PepsiCo in various roles and for McKinsey as a consultant. She is originally from Colombia and has been living in the US for fifteen years. Maria holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes.