Maria Jose Buendia

Maria Jose Buendia is a Sr. International Business Advisor with the Texas International Business Accelerator (TIBA) in San Antonio. Under this position, she advises and guides foreign entrepreneurs and investors in establishing their businesses in the state of Texas.

Maria Jose Buendia joined the TIBA team in 2011 as a Foreign Investor Specialist. She conducted market and financial research and wrote extensive market analyses and business plans for foreign investors. In 2013, she continued to extend her professional career and worked for an international logistics firm as an Account Manager where she coordinated all land, air, and ocean freight shipments for domestic and international clients. In 2016, Maria Jose returned to the SBDC International Trade Center as an International Business Advisor and as of 2020, Maria Jose leads the TIBA program.

Maria Jose holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is bi-cultural, born in Mexico, and fluent in both English and Spanish.