Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MB Global Partners
Maria Boyazny is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MB Global Partners, a New York-based asset management firm focused on the credit and special situations markets. Prior to launching MB Global in 2010, Ms. Boyazny was a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at Siguler Guff & Co., a New York-based private equity firm with assets under management of $8.5 billion. Ms. Boyazny oversaw its flagship Distressed Opportunities Funds I, II, III and IV from inception to $4.5 billion in assets over 10 years. She designed fund strategy, along with identifying, negotiating and executing investments. Ms. Boyazny was a member of the firm’s investment committee and was involved in all aspects of its investment activities.
Ms. Boyazny is the author of several publications, a frequent conference speaker and media commentator for Fox Business, CNN, Bloomberg TV and other networks. She has been named as one of the top five most influential women in hedge funds, among other recognitions. Ms Boyazny is active in researching theoretical issues and their application to successful strategies for credit and special situations investing in various markets. Over the years, Ms. Boyazny has served on the Advisory Boards of many leading asset management firms investing in the U.S., Asia and Europe.
Prior to her private equity career which started in 1997, Ms. Boyazny was a member of the Investment Banking Division of Smith Barney Inc., where she specialized in providing merger & acquisition and other corporate finance services to financial institutions. Ms. Boyazny graduated with a degree in Economics, with a concentration in Finance and minor in Mathematics, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her M.B.A. from Columbia University.