Maria has worked in the field of finance in family-owned businesses over the last twenty years. Before becoming a consultant, she was the Chief Financial Officer of a major family enterprise in Central America. During her professional career, she has worked extensively on family business financing, mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, dividend policies, stock ownership programs and executive compensation.
As an internal advisor, and later on as a consultant, she has been actively involved in continuity planning in large cousin consortiums. In those capacities, she has been responsible for coordinating among family members, external advisors, and legal counsel, the design and implementation of ownership and governance structures, estate plans, shareholders´ agreements, succession plans, and retirement plans.
Maria Dolores is a Fulbright alumna and holds an MBA degree from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management. She lives in Guatemala.