Maria José Martins

Maria Jose Martins

With over 25 years of experience in the Business Financial Services sector, Maria José Martins is the Founder, President and CEO of Privileged Business & Financial Services Inc.  Established in January 2008, Privileged Business & Financial Services Inc. provides an array of business and financial solutions catered specifically to the self employed and small to mid-sized businesses.  During her career in the Corporate channel, she was directly involved with the development of new products and business strategies, catered for customers in every industry sector. Her attention to detail, thorough comprehension of the unique characteristics /challenges of each industry, resulted to achieving desired growth objectives.

In addition, Maria understands the challenges associated with obtaining the appropriate financing for these businesses i.e. start ups and/or existing businesses. Therefore, in consideration of ALL the entreprenurial challenges, Privileged Business & Financial Services Inc. was created hence “Building Your Business One Step At A Time”.

In May 2017, Maria purchased Unique Consultants, which is a Division of Privileged Business & Financial Services Inc. The acquisition enhanced the business, adding “construction industry” to the existing portfolio.

Volunteer Services:

  • 2005 – President of Executive Committee for Graciosa Community Centre of Toronto
  • 2008 – Treasurer of Executive Committee for Amor da Patria Community Centre
  • 2009 – President of Executive Committee for Amor da Patria Community Centre
  • 2010 -Treasurer of Executive Committee for First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Centre
  • 2010 to 2014 – Auditor for the Alliance of Portuguese Clubs & Associations
  • 2010-2011- Treasurer of Executive Committee for the Association of 25 de Abril
  • 2011 to 2014 – Treasurer of Executive Committee for the Casa do Alentejo Community Centre of Toronto
  • 2014 1st Secretary of Executive Committee for the Casa do Alentejo Community Centre of Toronto
  • 2012 to 2014 – President of the Auditing Committee/Conselho Fiscal for the 25 Abril Association
  • 2014 – Treasurer of Executive Committee for First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Centre
  • June 2018 to present – Treasurer of Executive Committee for the Federation of Portuguese Canadian Businesses and Professionals