Delivering high performance transformation to leaders and organizations


Roseanna DeMaria

Roseanna DeMaria is the Founder and Principal of The DeMaria Group. Ms. DeMaria’s 20 plus years of business and management experience is broad based, from government to start-ups to Fortune 50 corporations. Roseanna’s leadership skills and business results consistently achieved industry and Board recognition and her strategy, innovation and values-based approach to people development have been studied, imitated and admired. Her work has been featured in Primetime Live, CNN FN, Fox 5, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and numerous industry publications. She brings this rich body of knowledge and experience to her performance consulting practice to systematically transform organizations, teams and individuals. High Performance Transformation is her calling card.

Additionally, she is the Chief Learning Officer and Adjunct Associate Professor for New York University’s Leadership and Human Capital Management Program. Her courses include: Organizational Behavior, Managing In A Global Economy, Business Strategy and Ethics, and Managing Inclusion and Cultural Diversity. Her teaching has been described as uniquely transformational.

Roseanna was First Vice President of Leadership & Performance at Merrill Lynch where she was responsible for global talent management, which includes performance management, talent review, the Chief Learning Office, and succession planning. She created Merrill Lynch University, a firm wide e-learning platform, and the firm’s first global management program. She led the Women’s Leadership Program and the development of the top-of-the house along with executive coaching and the creation of integrated performance systems.

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Roseanna was the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) for AT&T Wireless. In that position she created and led AT&T Wireless’ 460 person ERM team. ERM was a synergistic support organization that enhanced profitability through an integrated approach to risk management. It was comprised of 9 diverse areas that worked together as one interdisciplinary team: Supply Management; Environmental Health & Safety; Insurance; Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery; Network Security; Fraud Management; Physical/Business Process Security; Strategic Business Controls; and National Subpoena/Court Order Compliance. In 1997, Roseanna received the Cellular Telephone Industry Association President’s Award and was described as “the undisputed pioneer and leader in the wireless industry’s aggressive campaign for network security. She has taken the leadership role in preventing unauthorized use of wireless services.” In that same year, Roseanna received the AT&T Board of Director’s prestigious Catherine B. Cleary Woman of the Year Award recognizing the corporation’s outstanding woman manager. Wireless Week selected her as one of the top 50 wireless industry newsmakers to watch in 1997 and one of the wireless industry’s 25 most influential women in 1999.

Roseanna was previously the Chief of the Organized Crime Narcotics Unit for the New York County District Attorney’s Office. In the position, she supervised long-term investigations into complex narcotics and money laundering enterprises. She has written legislation in these areas and is an expert on money laundering, electronic surveillance and wireless fraud. In addition, she was appointed as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney to prosecute federal cases. Prior to that, Roseanna worked as a member of the Major Offense Bureau in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. During the six years in that office, she tried more than 75 felony cases ranging from white collar fraud to sex crimes and complex electronic surveillance cases to homicides.

In 1981, Roseanna graduated from Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., where she was the Editor-In-Chief of the International Property Investment Journal. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in American Literature.

Roseanna’s publications include: Leadership Excellence, Personal Excellence, The Diversity Factor, BizEd, Educause, Cellular Business, Money Laundering Report, Cellular Integration, Wireless Review, Wireless Week, the New York Law Journal, the National Association of Attorneys General Financial Crimes Report.