"Pipeline surrounds me with both powerful ideas and wonderful people – ideas on how to seize opportunity and take your business to the next level and the people to help you get there." -Maria Flynn

Maria Flynn is the President and CEO of Orbis Biosciences, which revolutionizes the delivery, efficacy and safety of pharmaceuticals.

Under her direction, Orbis has developed partnerships with fourteen corporations valued at a median market cap of $14 billion. Orbis provides controlled-release delivery technology to companies looking to reinvent their product portfolios by supporting their R&D and manufacturing efforts to integrate Orbis technology into their products.

Before joining Orbis, Maria was a Director at Cerner Corporation, where she held P&L responsibility for a life sciences business unit that provided drug-safety software and services to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. Maria credits much of her success to her experience as an environmental engineer with Camp Dresser & McKee, a Kauffman Entrepreneur intern, a geotech engineer, and a fifth-generation Kansas wheat farmer. Maria’s education includes an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she was a 2003 Mike and Karen Herman Family Fellow for Women in Entrepreneurship, an M.S. in engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in engineering from Kansas State University.