Maria Davlantes

Chief Marketing Officer

Maria Davlantes | Chief Marketing Officer Maria Davlantes joined the Sunrise family as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) in 2021. A deeply experienced, global executive, Maria has developed and implemented growth strategies, scaled existing brands, products, services, and businesses, and launched new ones across start-up to global public companies. She has a particular depth of expertise in modern marketing and leading digital transformations, as well as a passion for mission-driven organizations.

Among Maria’s many leadership roles, she served as Executive Vice President and CMO for Heartland Dental, the largest dental support organization in the U.S., supporting more than 1,000 dental offices across 38 states, where she led innovative strategies and evolved digital, affiliate and product marketing to drive growth. Previously, Maria also served in CMO and leadership roles with TE Connectivity, Interface, Inc., FLOR, and BP, the global energy company, where she managed brands for the $40 billion global retail business. Prior to that, she served as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company in London.

Maria earned a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University, and studied at Oxford University. She currently serves as an independent director on the board of Life Floor, another purpose-driven company that strives to make every aquatic surface in the world safer.

There is no more strategic issue for a company, or any organization, than its ultimate purpose. For those who think business exists to make a profit, I suggest they think again. Business makes a profit to exist. Surely it must exist for some higher, nobler purpose than that.