Maria Sipka

Co-founder and Chief Evangelist, Linqia

Maria Sipka is co-founder and chief evangelist for Linqia, the first performance-based influencer marketing platform. Linqia helps over 200 leading national brands and their agencies drive concrete business results from their influencer marketing programs, including Black & Decker, Epson, Gerber, JP Morgan Chase, Kimberly Clark, NBC, Nestle, Nickelodeon, Purina, Samsung, Unilever, Viacom and Walmart. 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. 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.