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Strategic Business Intelligence, Inc. is a business consultancy specializing in competitor and customer analysis in the financial technology industry.


The founder of the firm, Maria Hartrich, has over 15 years of experience in competitive intelligence and business analysis. Formerly Director of Market Research and Competitive Intelligence for Reuters Group PLC, she has worked extensively on competitor analyses, customer needs assessments, product concept validation, win/loss analyses and other projects for a wide range of blue-chip global financial technology solution providers.


Ms. Hartrich earned a BA in Communications from the University of Illinois, an MBA from Wharton, and an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP).


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