BIBA Welcomes Paul Breen of Enterprise Ireland to the Board!

Paul Breen, a Marketing Executive for Enterprise Ireland in Boston, has recently joined the BIBA family. Enterprise Ireland, an Irish government organization, is responsible for the start-up and healthy growth of Irish enterprises. They provide support for economic advancement, localized development, and secure employment. The company branches out worldwide, and has brought Paul right here to Boston.

With a BSC in Business Management, he has traveled quickly down the professional path. He studied at both Dublin Institute of Technology and as an Erasmus student at the prestigious Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Toulouse in France. Paul began his journey as a sales consultant at 3G Mobile. In the summer of 2012, he participated in the Corporate Development Program at J.P. Morgan, interning as an operations and business services analyst. He joined Enterprise Ireland in September of 2011.

BIBA Welcomes Maria Malavenda of KONNECTED Consulting to the Board!

Maria Malavenda is a Senior Partner at KONNECTED Consulting, where she advises global businesses, from start-ups to the Fortune 50, on innovation, strategy, and organizational and operational improvements. She is an entrepeneur who has served in executive roles at Accenture, Deloitte and Johnson & Johnson, and now brings her creativity and global perspectives to the BIBA Board.

Maria has written and published on many topics surrounding the business of healthcare. She enjoys mentoring young executives and entrpeneurs and is the recipient of multiple national, industry and organizational awards for superior leadership, performance and contributions. She is chair of the KONNECTED Women's Initiative, serves as a mentor for the Healthcare Businesses Women's Association, and is a regional committee member for the Network for Executive Women. Maria holds degrees from Brown University and the University of Connecticut School of Business