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Virginia Gambale

Managing Partner, Azimuth Partners, LLC

Virginia Gambale is a successful technology leader, investor and experienced Board Director. As Managing Partner of Azimuth Partners LLC, Ms. Gambale operates globally, as an advisor and consultant, focused on the use of disruptive technologies (e.g. Cloud, AI, ML, VR, data analytics and interactive B-B and consumer digital platforms ) to assist transforming or facilitating growth in both middle market and large corporations. She is also an advisor to several hi-tech startup companies.

Ms. Gambale is highly regarded for her innovative thinking, leadership, and ability to deliver results. She has served on over 20 Public and Private boards including JetBlue (NASDAQ-JBLU), Motive (NASDAQ-MOTV), Piper Jaffray (NYSE-PJC), Workbrain (TSE-WB), Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ-SNCR), and IQ Financial (Chairman). She is always a member of the Audit Committee and often serves as Compensation, Transaction or Technology Committee Chair. Ms. Gambale currently serves as a Director for JetBlue (NASDAQ-JBLU) is Compensation Committee Chair and Audit Committee member, FirstDerivatives (LSE-FDP.L) also Audit Committee Chair, and Compensation Committee Member, Regis Corp. (NYSE-RGS) Technology Committee Chair, and Virtu Financial (NASDAQ-VIRT. Ms. Gambale is also the Chair of the Nutanix (NASDAQ-NTNX) Executive Advisory Board.

As a former senior operating executive of Global Corporations, she held senior management positions (including CIO and Managing Director) at Merrill Lynch, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, and Marsh & McLennan. Additionally, Ms. Gambale was the Head of Deutsche Bank Strategic Ventures, and subsequently a General Partner at Deutsche Bank Capital and ABS Ventures until founding Azimuth Partners in 2003.

A former concert pianist in her early years, Ms. Gambale was the Board President of the Newport Music Festival, an International Music Festival from 2014-2019. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University and Mentor for Columbia University’s Masters in Technology Leadership. She is a frequent lecturer and keynote speaker on the strategic use of emerging technologies and Cyber Security. She was one of the first NACD Fellows and often speaks at Director forums on cybersecurity and emerging technology trends and technology strategy and governance models. Ms. Gambale resides in CT with her two children and husband Dr. Austin W. Feeney.

Education

  • B.S., New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury