Maura Griffin, MBA, founder and CEO of Blue Spark Capital Advisors, has held a number of positions in the financial industry over the past 20 years, including at UBS Equities Research and Citigroup Private Bank. She was most recently at The Capital Group Companies, the parent company of American Funds and Capital Guardian. Before that, she was a founder of the Globe Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Prague, Czech Republic.

Maura holds FINRA’s Series 65 designation and has passed the 10-hour CFP® Certification Exam. She graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Literature and earned her M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia. She is on the Executive Board as Treasurer of the Parents Association of the NYC Lab High School. She is also a volunteer resource for college financial aid for Christo Rey High School. Maura is based in New York City and is looking at colleges with her teenage son.