Since 1989

Always something new in mind.

Maria Hagiwara

Co-CEO/Creative Director

Since 2015

Maria joined the company as a managing partner and chief strategist and brought her flair for business and keen sense of style on board.

Since joining, the company received a major rebrand, expanded its team and service offerings. She makes room for big ideas, discovers talent, and germinates inspired thinking. Combining strategy and creativity, Maria lays the groundwork for the company’s vision and guides its execution.

In 2003, Maria co-founded Cradle Media. The company helped start-ups with brand development, website design and development. Prior to establishing her own company, she worked at small hedge fund firms, as well as big ones like Credit Suisse First Boston, Lehman Brothers, and Alliance Bernstein. Her versatile skills led her to a variety of roles from being a senior business analyst, equity research editor to director of content.

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