Succeeding as a Woman in Finance and Investment Banking: Maria Kussmaul

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Maria Kussmaul is the Founding Partner and Investment Banking Head at America’s Growth Capital (AGC Partners), a boutique Investment Bank that advises emerging growth companies or tech companies in merging, acquisition, and information security. In addition to finance, she is an expert in Information Security and Data and is her today to give us an inside look into her journey and advice she has for us. 

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Listen to Maria’s story on how she got into finance, her views on information security, and what she is looking forward to today.



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3 Lessons from Interview

  1. Her first exposure to Wall Street and getting into the industry

  2. How she got into Wharton School as an undergrad

  3. As a startup, how to attract banks to invest in your company

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Getting to Know Maria Kussmaul

Who has been helpful person along this journey?

Charles, was great mentor for Maria and helped her developed the analytical skills she needed to do her job today.

Who are women to look up to in finance?

Her colleague, Linda Gridley, is very much invovled with the digital media scene in New York and helps out a lot with ACG Parnters. Margaret Johns, has helped several entrepreneurs set up their own advisory businesses.

What is your purpose on this planet?

Her purpose is to assist entrepreneurs and encourage them to move forward.

How to connect with Maria Kussmaul?

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