Maria Walker

Maria Walker, CPA

Board Member

Maria Walker is an experienced board member with over 30 years of experience across several industries. She most recently served as Founding Partner and CFO of Patient Square Capital, a healthcare focused private equity firm. In addition to her CFO and operating responsibilities, Ms. Walker was a member of the Management, Investment, Valuation and Portfolio committees of the firm. While at Patient Square, Ms. Walker was also Co-Founder and CFO of Montes Archimedes Acquisition Corp (MAAC, NASDAQ). Ms. Walker also co-founded and was CEO of Recuerdo Therapeutics, a now dormant biotech startup focused on the postponement of Alzheimer’s disease.

Ms. Walker spent much of her career with KPMG where she held various roles of increasing responsibility across nearly two decades, including as a global lead partner of private equity, partner in charge of KPMG’s Bay Area Asset Management practice, and as Senior Director of the Venture Capital Practice. In addition to her experience with KPMG, she held several senior roles in the venture capital industry, including Administrative Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Forward Ventures, and Chief Financial Officer of Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Ms. Walker has served on the boards of ForgeRock (FORG, NYSE), an identity access management company, Global Support and Development, a non-governmental organization providing innovative humanitarian and disaster relief support, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County, KPMG Foundation, StepUp Network for Women, and MedicineNet, acquired by WebMD.