Maria Karalis

Assurance Office Managing Partner


BDO Stamford Office



Executive Summary

Since 1991, Maria has been providing audit and business advisory services to growing public and private companies. During her tenure at BDO, she has been involved in merger and acquisition transactions for domestic and international targets. She has substantial experience assisting clients on both public and private debt and equity offerings, as well as with meeting ongoing Securities Exchange Act of 1934 reporting requirements. Maria is a member of BDO’s National Technology and Life Science Group and the Assurance Office Managing Partner for the firm’s Stamford Office.
Maria acts as the firm’s Country Coordinator for Cyprus, Greece, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and she is the Northeast Champion for the BDO Women’s Initiative. She is also an instructor for BDO’s continuing professional education classes and participates in on-campus speaking and recruiting events.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants


B.S., Accounting and Finance, Psychology Minor, New York University

Community Involvement

Friends of Karen
Hellenic American Bankers Association
Hellenic Professional Women, Inc.
Women In Bio (WIB)