Maryanne brings more than 20 years as a corporate veteran in the financial, marketing and advertising industries to her role as founder and CEO of 9th Gear Technologies where she is responsible for leading corporate strategy, scaling the company and investor relations. She is a mutual funds specialist, launching a family of funds and architecting fee-based asset management platforms for banks, broker dealers and insurance firms. She was involved in two successful exits (to Standard & Poor’s and BNP Paribas), and also consulted on the custom content and advertising efforts of many financial firms while working at The Wall Street Journal. Maryanne is an active angel investor and an expert on blockchain, ICOs and cryptocurrency.
Maryanne was educated at Cornell University in Material Science Engineering, then LeMoyne in Finance and Whittier Law School. Maryanne also previously served as CEO of SurgeXLR, a boutique accelerator she founded that focused on a faster path to monetization.