Maria Shim joined Google in 2005 and is currently a Director on the Corporate Development team, which is responsible for the evaluation, negotiation, and execution of Google’s mergers, acquisitions, and investments. She also leads outbound M&A initiatives and the Entrepreneurs@Google effort. Prior to this role, she joined Google as its first investor relations manager and was responsible for investor and analyst communications, building and maintaining Google’s relationships with shareholders as well as managing all investor events. During her tenure, she was the recipient of the first and second annual Google CFO Awards.
A native of San Francisco and graduate of Lowell High School, Maria graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in economics and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
While in JSA, she served first as Director of Activities for the Northern State in fall of 1995, Assistant Convention Coordinator in the spring of 1996, and then won the election for Northern State Governor, serving from 1996-1997. She also served on the Board of Trustees the year that she was Governor.
Maria attended the UC Davis Symposium in 1995 and Georgetown Summer School in 1996. She was Assistant Speakers Program Director at Georgetown in 1997 and ran the Speakers Program at Stanford in 1998.