Maxine Botesazan is a growth strategist with a focus on the tech/media space. She is currently an independent consultant between Tel Aviv and New York City. Previously, she worked for NBCUniversal as Executive Advisor to the Chairman of Advertising Sales, a role in which she supported the Chairman in realizing the overall vision for the Advertising Sales organization. Prior to this role, Maxine worked on NBCUniversal’s Digital Ad Sales strategy, during which she spearheaded NBCU’s enterprise level partnership with AOL.
Maxine joined NBCUniversal after receiving an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she served as the student body’s “Chief Innovation Officer.” In that role she led efforts to advance innovation at the University by connecting entrepreneurial classmates to like-minded students across the 11 other degree-granting schools at Harvard, as well as by creating deeper linkages between the school and NYC’s Silicon Alley.
Prior to NBCU, Maxine worked on international growth strategy and business development for Foursquare. Before that, she helped launch a startup accelerator, IDC Elevator, in Tel Aviv’s flourishing technology sector. Maxine started her career doing strategy & operations consulting for Fortune 500 companies at Archstone Consulting. Maxine holds a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from Barnard College, and an MBA, with Honors, from Harvard Business School.