Maria Koclanis

Executive Operations Manager

I started my career at Accenture where I spent 18 years in Change Management analyzing business challenges, solving problems, assessing the impact of change on people and processes and implementing strategies and programs to support successful transitions. After raising and taking care of our growing family and leading several volunteer efforts, I returned to the workforce and joined Brandtrust. As Executive Operations Manager, I have the privilege of collaborating with Brandtrust’s CEO, managing and nurturing client relationships as well as analyzing and synthesizing data to define workable solutions to business challenges. My drive to achieve keeps me motivated, my love of learning helps me uncover and share accurate information and my ability to develop myself and others fosters continuous learning, growth and improvement. There is no greater reward than using Human Truth to replicate successful practices across Brandtrust.

At the core of my essence, I love being a mother of 2 children, cooking, traveling and exercising. My sphere would describe me as an empathetic listener, organized, caring and always a team player. I am happiest gathered around my table surrounded by loved ones sharing stories and meals and desserts I have prepared.

I strategically serve as oversight for day-to-day operations and help execute the company’s long-term goals in tandem with the Founder, Daryl Travis.


  • Culture List: Wiser Than Me podcast with Julia Louis Dreyfus.
  • Bucket Items: Travel/explore, sit courtside at Wimbledon, own a food truck selling my homemade Greek souvlaki sandwiches.
  • Memorable Facts: My Greek heritage.
  • One Human Truth I Live By: Be authentic and embrace who you are and what you have achieved. Wear the hat of curiosity into every conversation that you enter to help understand the world around you.
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