Managing partner at Hideoki Productions Ltd, a creative production company that combines Japanese refinement and sensibility and New York's grit and gumption. The company produces TV commercials, music videos, stills and various visual content worldwide. Hideoki Productions is more than a production company. In 2015, Maria rebranded the company to reflect its new position in the industry as a creative house. She infused new energy by adding a roster of creative services that include copywriting, concept ideation, creative direction and more. For more than a decade, she worked for big investment banking firms until she couldn’t take it anymore. Her creative genes beckoned and is happy working in the creative field once again. In 2003, she co-founded Cradle Media while at Lehman Brothers to provide small and medium sized companies with branding, web design and IT support, and kept it alive through her investment banking days. Maria makes room for big ideas, discovers talent, and germinates inspired thinking. Combining strategy and creativity, Maria lays the groundwork for the company’s vision and guides its execution.