Maryam is the Executive Director of Venture Forward, where she oversees the organization’s mission to advance the next era of venture capital. She previously served as SVP of Industry Advancement at the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), where she incubated several Venture Forward initiatives. At NVCA, she led research and data, education, and diversity and inclusion programming. She managed the production of the annual NVCA Yearbook, quarterly PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, and NVCA-Deloitte Human Capital Survey. She also created VC University (a joint initiative between NVCA and Startup@BerkeleyLaw), LP Office Hours, and the Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium.
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.