Partner and Chief Financial Officer
Our Founder Maria C. Walker has over 30 years of operational and investment experience. She will serve as the Chief Financial Officer of our Company. Most recently, Ms. Walker co-founded, and served as Chief Executive Officer of, Recuerdo Therapeutics, a biotechnology startup that focused on the postponement of Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to her time with Recuerdo, Ms. Walker spent the majority of her career with KPMG where, over two separate periods between 1993 to 2000 and 2008 to 2018, she advanced to the role of senior partner and served as a global lead partner of private equity leading a global, cross-functional team of 70+ partners advising a bulge bracket private equity firm. During the time period between 2000 and 2005, Ms. Walker served as the Administrative Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Forward Ventures, and between 2005 and 2008, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of Lightspeed Venture Partners. At KPMG and as an investment executive, Ms. Walker advised over a dozen public companies on operations, financial reporting, debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, take public and take private transactions. Ms. Walker currently serves on the Board of Directors of ForgeRock, Inc., a private cyber security company where she also serves as the audit committee Chairman. Ms. Walker has previously served on the Board of Directors of the KPMG Foundation and MedicineNet (acquired by WebMD).