A collegiate scholarship athlete (Northeastern University) and the daughter of Cuban parents, Compass is Mary’s third entrepreneurial venture.
Mary was raised outside of Philadelphia. She went on to become an award-winning sales executive for Xerox Corporation (and later the marketing director for a non-profit theater) before leaving the workforce to start a family in New York City.
An intrepid entrepreneur, prior ventures include Reminders, an early e-commerce site, and The Shoe Garden, a children’s boutique shoe store located in the West Village of New York City.
She and her husband of 20 years relocated to Marin County in 2011 with their three children.