Maritza Liaw is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She joined the firm in 2010 as a member of the Green Growth Fund team, which focuses on adopting solutions to combat the world’s climate crisis and using natural resources more efficiently.
Before joining KPCB, Maritza served as chief operating officer at Energy Logics and director of Finance at NaturEner USA and NaturEner Canada. At NaturEner, Maritza helped finance NaturEner’s first utility-scale wind farms in Montana, negotiate tax-equity financing agreements, analyze price dynamics in merchant power markets, evaluate merchant transmission opportunities, develop wind farm budgets and projections, and negotiate contracts for the sale of renewable energy certificates. Earlier in her career, Maritza helped commercialize global inventory tracking solutions at SaviNetworks, a joint venture of Savi Technology (purchased by Lockheed Martin) and Hutchinson Port Holdings. She also served as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.
Maritza received a B.A. degree in economics and a B.S. degree in science, technology and society from Stanford University. She also holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.