Virginia Gambale

Virginia Gambale, a successful technology leader and investor, is the managing partner of Azimuth Partners LLC. Ms. Gambale operates globally as an advisor and consultant who focuses on technology-driven growth and innovation strategies for both middle market and large corporations and advising startup companies. She is highly regarded for her innovative thinking, leadership and ability to deliver results. Ms. Gambale has served as director, and board and committee chair for over 20 public and private boards, and currently serves as director and committee chair for JetBlue, chairs board committees for First Derivatives and Dundee Corporation. She is a frequent lecturer and keynote speaker on the strategic use of emerging technologies.
As a former senior operating executive of Global Corporations, she held senior executive positions (including CIO) 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.

As board president of the Newport Music Festival, Ms. Gambale is leveraging her extensive business acumen, as well a her background as a classically trained pianist, to lead the festival as it prepares for its 50th anniversary season and beyond. Ms. Gambale resides in Connecticut with her two children and husband, Dr. Austin W. Feeney.