Maria Perez-Brau

Adjunct Professor, International School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Prof. Perez-Brau is a results driven executive with over 16 years of human resources management experience across technology, business and financial services, real estate, and packaged goods industries. Working within Fortune 100 and small privately held businesses, she is particularly adept at the development and execution of strategically focused programs.

She is formerly a Vice President of Human Resources for Travelport Ltd., a former Cendant company, where she supported various corporate staff functions as well as stand-alone operating units including Galileo, GTA, and Realogy (formerly the Cendant Real Estate Division). She is an effective communicator across all levels of an organization, and is a team player with a proven track record of creatively aligning HR services to the versatile needs of the business.  

Prior to Cendant Corporation Prof. Perez-Brau worked for Castrol North America as a Recruiting Consultant, and PNCBank, as an Assistant Vice President of Human Resources. The Prudential Asset Management Company is where she began her career, selling Guaranteed Investment Contracts until she made the career change to Human Resources.

Prof. Perez-Brau is a certified Executive Coach, Myers Briggs (MBTI) qualified, and a Six Sigma Green Belt. She is a graduate of Montclair State University, and holds her bachelors in Political Science, with minors in both Public Administration and Spanish.   Prof. Perez-Brau has undertaken her graduate study at Fairleigh Dickinson University in the Master of Administrative Sciences program, and is also an adjunct professor for the University.

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