May Ma, Vice President of Transformation at FourQ, has forged a successful career positioning the finance function to best serve the needs of an organization’s stakeholders—optimizing processes, technology, and talent to help global companies achieve their business goals. At FourQ, her mission is to build strategic relationships that propel the company forward, develop the talent needed to serve an ever-growing global client base, and help multi-national organizations address their complex intercompany challenges.
Known as a thought leader in the intercompany space and a driver of organizational change, May brings to her role over 15 years’ experience heading up major financial technology initiatives for some of the world’s leading companies. She most recently served as a manager with Deloitte, helping senior finance leaders in Fortune 500 companies to transform their operating models, implement global financial systems, improve efficiencies, and reduce risk. With a finance and technology background that spans a range of industries—including healthcare, life sciences, banking, and telecommunications—May has the breadth and versatility to drive measurable business results for FourQ clients.
Several philosophies guide May in her work and her life, but the one that best exemplifies her approach may be this: “Never run away from the problem. Run toward the opportunity.” It’s this credo that drives colleagues to describe May as a resilient and energetic problem-solver. While she appreciates kudos for a job well-done, she’s happiest when a client comments on the impact her work has made on their business. “When a client says that my team’s efforts have enabled them to make more impactful decisions or empowered them to do more value-added work, that puts a smile on my face!” she says.
Born and raised in Beijing, May earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Renmin University of China, then continued her education in the US. She holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and an Executive Education Certification from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves as a teaching volunteer for Junior Achievement, reflecting her commitment to community service and the value she places on education.
May loves traveling with her husband and two daughters, gravitating to locales that offer warm climates and opportunities to hike, bike, and explore nature. When she’s not on an adventure with her family, she enjoys reading and catching up on the latest Korean TV dramas.