Co-Founder, Chief Development Officer -Expertise lies in the execution of strategic talent design/management and marketing solutions for emerging technology companies. Passionate about growing firms. In addition, behavioral analysis certified. Holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Corporate Communications and minor in Advertising/PR from Ithaca College - Roy H. Park School of Communication.
Technology Advisor.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, First Derivatives (LSE-FDP.L) also Audit Committee Chair, and Compensation Committee, Regis Corp. (NYSE-RGS) Technology Committee Chair, 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.
After earning his degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, Brian spent almost 17 years with Compaq and Hewlett Packard, hacking on the innards of operating systems. Brian and his family are avid travelers: from road trips and remote National Parks, to the Parthenon and Korean Buddhist temples, they are always planning their next adventure!
Chief Product Officer.Mike Mitchell has over 25 years of experience in the enterprise technology industry as an entrepreneur, consultant, and leader of product and services organizations. He has been an early contributor to several successful startups, and has worked across functional and geographic boundaries of larger firms to maximize value for clients. For the past five years, Mike has been advising clients on innovation, product management, and business strategy. Previously, he served as COO and Head of Product for MissionMode, where he built and ran a multi-tiered global communications platform from the ground up to facilitate enterprise collaboration and crisis management.