Maryam serves as Executive Director of Venture Forward, a new 501(c)(3) non-profit launched by NVCA to support the US venture capital ecosystem, where she oversees the organization’s mission to advance the next era of venture capital.
Previously, Maryam was the SVP of Industry Advancement at NVCA, where she lead NVCA’s initiatives focused on advancing the venture industry – research and data, education, and diversity and inclusion, and incubated several Venture Forward initiatives. She managed the production of the annual NVCA Yearbook and quarterly PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, and headed NVCA’s educational programs including VC University, LP Office Hours, and the Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium.
Maryam is based in San Francisco and established NVCA’s West Coast office there in 2017 after starting at NVCA’s Washington, D.C. headquarters in 2015.
Prior to joining NVCA, Maryam managed the research department at EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets, as the Senior Director of Research in Washington, DC. Before EMPEA, she was a Senior Research Analyst in the Private Equity & Venture Capital division of Dow Jones & Company, supporting its flagship product VentureSource in San Francisco.
Maryam is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.