Maria is Sr Director of Engineering and co-site lead for Intercom London. She also leads Intercom's global R&D Operations function with a focus on building a more efficient and effective Product and Engineering organisation at scale. Previous to Intercom, Maria was VP of Engineering at Edinburgh-based FreeAgent, one of the UK’s most popular online accounting software providers. As part of the executive team, Maria led the company through an IPO and acquisition by one of the largest banks in the UK. With 20 years of experience in the software industry, Maria has previously also worked at LivingSocial leading globally distributed teams, and at Adobe where she worked in the developer technologies group.