Maria Keller is a Los Angeles based independent consultant. For more than 25 years, she has been involved in global business and relations development, strategic planning, marketing, export-import transactions, and related international business issues. Her background and extensive international business experience primarily in countries of Europe, Asia, Australia and North America provide her with understanding and sensitivity to the differences in business practices and resolutions of specific human resource challenges.
Ms. Keller has designed and conducted customized training on topics such as Global Management, Global Strategies, Multicultural Negotiations, Cultural Issues for US Fortune 500 corporations and foreign firms and government groups. Additionally, she developed and delivered small business training, as well as export/import workshops for small businesses.
Since the 90’s, Ms. Keller has been training executives, who were relocated for assignments abroad, or managers of companies that made international acquisitions regarding cross-cultural, business practices and human resource issues. She has lectured on international business topics at international conferences as well as trade and professional organizations in the U.S. and Europe. Additionally, she has been teaching global business management and international marketing courses at UCLA and University of Redlands in California and at educational institutions abroad including China, Ukraine and Georgia.
Prior to providing international consulting services, Ms. Keller managed international business development and international relations activities for the Aerospace and Industrial groups of Sundstrand Corporation. She acquired her first international business experiences while working in Europe before she moved to the United States in 1981.
Ms. Keller obtained her Executive MBA from Pepperdine University in California and her Bachelor Degree in Organization and Techniques of International Business in Europe. She is fluent in several European languages.