Marisa co-founded The Madison Group in 1998, successfully growing it to become New Zealand’s largest, privately owned Recruitment Company. Marisa has created a portfolio of angel investments, and supports causes close to her heart. She is currently a non- executive independent Director of listed company Enprise, an Advisory Board member for NZ Work Research Institute (an adjunct of AUT), an Advisory Board member for Weirdly (a SaaS that identifies best culture fit for organisations with high volume recruitment needs), a Trustee of Simplicity, a new low fees and not for profit Kiwisaver Fund and a Category Judge for New Zealander of the Year.

Marisa’s memberships include: FKA (Flying Kiwi Angels), NZ Asian Leaders, Institute of Directors, Entrepreneurs Organisation and Global Women. She is Founder of Masimaya Limited, a consultancy that supports Founder/Owners of private enterprise on their entrepreneurial journey and is creating an international new skincare startup Arné, with an anti-pollution focus. Marisa is passionate about NZ Inc. and channels all her commercial and advisory involvement accordingly.

Marisa is married with a teenage daughter and a dog, all mostly house trained.