Maria Woods

Maria Woods

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Maria Woods has rejoined the company as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Woods previously served in several key leadership roles on NCM’s legal team from 2010 through 2015, rising to the role of National CineMedia, LLC’s EVP and General Counsel. She reports to NCM CEO Tom Lesinski and will be based in Denver.

An attorney with more than 25 years of experience covering a wide range of business and legal matters, Woods returns to NCM from JumpCloud, Inc. where she was General Counsel and Secretary providing strategic legal counsel for all legal aspects of the company’s SaaS identity management business, including, corporate governance, merger and acquisition activity, financing and stock repurchases and commercial contracting.

Prior to JumpCloud Inc., Woods was Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at ONE Group Hospitality, Inc., where she was a member of the company’s executive leadership team and legal counsel for ONE restaurant brands, STK Steakhouse and Kona Grill. Woods managed SEC public company compliance and governance, development agreements, restaurant licensing, compliance and real estate activities.

Woods also previously served as General Counsel for Lucky’s Market, where she managed a team responsible for all legal corporate enterprise matters, including completing $75 million in private placement financing and debt financing and also supporting real estate development, commercial contracting and technology transactions.

Earlier in her career, she was Associate General Counsel at Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. and Assistant General Counsel at Sun Microsystems, Inc. She began her career at Holme Roberts & Owen (now Bryan Cave) in Denver as an associate working on public and private equity offerings, among other financial transactions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies from the University of Iowa and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.