Marylou Garcia is the Area Director for Expense Reduction Analysts, a worldwide network of more than 600 consultants in 30 countries specializing in delivering extra profits and cash flow for mid-sized companies through cost reduction. ERA’s 18,000 successful client projects show that many supplier costs can be lowered by another 10%-30% without jeopardizing existing supplier relationships or forcing them to change suppliers.
Marylou has an MBA in Finance from the Wharton Business School. She has held senior positions in Finance, including Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Finance Director for various multinational hotel chains such as Hyatt Hotels, Pan Pacific Hotels, The St. Regis, and others. Her global and multicultural experiences include 18 countries in Asia, the Caribbean, North/Latin/South Americas. She has helped many companies in the US and internationally increases their operating margins and cash flow.
Marylou leads the Women’s Initiative of Keiretsu Forum. She is also a limited partner at Halogen
Ventures and is a sophisticated angel investor. She coaches and mentors entrepreneurs, especially those seeking early-stage capital.