Speaker

Marie Quintana

President

Velocity Group

Marie Quintana has more than 30 years of corporate experience and has held executive positions for the past 22 years. As president of Velocity Group she directs the business strategy to develop and launch innovative, scientifically based energy products to meet the needs of an emerging marketplace. Quintana has been instrumental in responding to unique consumer needs and launching a portfolio of three brands: Shotz Natural, Shotz Energia and Go Time Performance Energy. As president of Tu Familia, she directs the company’s strategy of delivering comprehensive digital services and mobile solutions to the Hispanic community. Previously, Quintana spent 14 years with PepsiCo Inc., most recently as the senior vice president of PepsiCo multicultural sales and marketing. She led the customer strategy for PepsiCo’s multicultural markets, taking an integrated approach to align the company’s brands, retail activation programs and community initiatives. She is a past NEW Board member and past chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for Latina Style, the most influential publication reaching the contemporary Hispanic woman. She also served on the board of Catholic Charities and currently serves on the board of directors of Tu Familia and Xmovo. Quintana is a contributing author to WIN, The Hispanic Market and is a sought-after national speaker on Latina and women in business issues. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Louisiana State University and master’s degree from Tulane University.