Virginia Gambale is a successful technology leader, investor and experienced Board Director. As Managing Partner of Azimuth Partners LLC, Virginia 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 high-growth technology companies and several tech-driven startup companies.

Virginia is highly regarded for her innovative thinking, leadership, and ability to deliver results. She has served on more than 20 public and private boards as Chair, Lead Director and Committee Chair, including at JetBlue, Motive, Piper Jaffray, Workbrain, Synchronoss Technologies, and IQ Financial.

Virginia currently serves on several boards, including as Chair of the Board, Director, Chair of Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Audit Committee member at Nutanix; JAMF Audit Committee Member; FD Technologies as their Chair of Nominating and Governance and Audit Committee member; and Virtu Financial as a member of their Audit and Chair of Risk Committee. She is also an Executive Advisor for AttackIQ, a leading cybersecurity optimization platform, and private company director for Banking 10X. 

She has held significant senior management positions, including CIO and Managing Director, at leading companies including Merrill Lynch, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and Marsh McLennan. Additionally, Virginia 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, Virginia was the Board President of the Newport Music Festival from 2014 – 2019. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University and a mentor for Columbia University’s Masters in Technology Leadership program. She also is a frequent lecturer and keynote speaker on the strategic use of emerging technologies and cybersecurity, was one of the first National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Fellows, and often speaks at director forums on cybersecurity and emerging technology trends, as well as about technology strategy and governance models. 

Virginia has a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the New York Institute of Technology.