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Maria Quintero

2019 Fellow

CEO, Undercover Inc.

Panama City, Panama

About Maria:

Maria is the CEO of Undercover Inc., the only company that designs rain boots in Panama with a focus on social responsibility. Every boot displays art that describes the culture of Panama in a unique and artistic way. For every boot purchased, donations are made to a different organization. In addition to rain boots, Undercover Inc. also produces flip-flops, candles, stuffed animals, coasters, sunglasses, pillow covers, and tote bags. Maria would like to expand the brand in other countries, along with increasing their catalog of products. Undercover has already started this expansion process by designing collections for Chile, Colombia and Mexico. Maria has experience in customer service, leadership, and staff development. She is a member of ADIMAP (Association of Designers of Fashion and Fine Goods of Panama) and APEX (Association of Panamanian Exporters) and studied Hotel Management at Les Roches in Switzerland.


What Maria hopes to gain from the VV GROW Fellowship:

Maria hopes to gain marketing, negotiation, and financial management skills.


What Maria can offer other fellows:

Maria can share her experience overcoming obstacles in her life and business with the other fellows.


Connect with Maria on Social Media:


Facebook Page:

Instagram: @crazyaboutmary @undercoverboots