Virginia Gambale is a successful technology leader and investor. As Managing Partner of Azimuth Partners LLC, Ms. Gambale operates globally, as an advisor and consultant, focused on growth and innovation strategies for technology and technology driven services companies in both middle market and large corporations and advisor to startup companies. She is highly regarded for her innovative thinking, leadership, and ability to deliver results. Ms. Gambale 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) is Lead Director, Audit Committee Chair, and Compensation Committee member, Regis Corp. (NYSE-RGS) Technology Committee Chair and Compensation Committee member, and Advisory Board member Chicago Trading Company.
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 until founding Azimuth Partners in 2003. She is also the Board President of the Newport Music Festival and 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. Ms. Gambale resides in CT with her two children and husband Dr. Austin W. Feeney.