Co-Founder & VP Brand Strategy, Linqia
Maria Sipka pioneered influencer marketing in the early 2000’s and is co-founder at Linqia. Recognized as one of the leading women in technology by Forbes, Maria Sipka works closely with Linqia’s brand and agency clients and is one of the industry’s top experts on influencer and content marketing. Recently recognized by Forrester as one of only 7 designated “Late Stage Influencer Marketing Companies”, Linqia delivers qualified influencer content that drives significant media efficiency and effectiveness for over 350 North American brands and agencies. Prior to founding Linqia, Maria was the founding COO at XING, Europe’s leading business network, where she led XING’s communities and premium group offerings, exiting shortly after its IPO. She also founded the content marketing agency Cherry Communications at age 18 and grew the agency to be one of the most respected consultancies in Australia, with a client list of over 100 brands.