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Virginia Gambale

Virginia Gambale is a successful technology leader and investor. As the Chair of the Board, Chair of Nominating & Governance, and Audit Committee Member at Nutanix, she plays a key role in the company’s governance and oversight. In addition, she serves as a Board Director and Audit Committee Member at Jamf, contributing to the strategic direction and financial oversight of the organization. Furthermore, she is a Board Director and Chair of the Risk Committee at Virtu Financial, where she focuses on risk management and governance. Virginia also holds the position of Board Director and Chair of Nominating & Governance, as well as her previous role as Former Audit Chair at First Derivatives. Additionally, she serves on the boards of Evertec, 10x Banking, and Consumer Edge, contributing her expertise to a diverse range of organizations.
Ms. Gambale operates globally as the Managing Partner of Azimuth Partners LLC, 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 a member of the Audit Committee, and often serves as Compensation, Transaction or Technology Committee Chair. Ms. Gambale currently serves on the boards of: Virtu Financial, Nutanix, and First Derivatives.

As a former senior operating executive of Global Corporations, Ms. Gambale held senior management positions (including CIO and Managing Director) at: Merrill Lynch, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and Marsh & McLennan. Additionally, she 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 Management program.

Ms. Gambale is a frequent lecturer and keynote speaker on the strategic use of emerging technologies. She resides in CT with her two children and husband Dr. Austin W. Feeney.

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