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With a long career on Wall Street, Virginia Gambale was named both a Forbes Great Communicator and one of Wall Street’s top three technologists. Since 2003, Gambale has been Managing Partner of Azimuth Partners, LLC, a strategic advisory firm, developing corporate strategy and orchestrating successful exits for companies via M&A and IPO.

Gambale has served as CIO at Merrill Lynch, Bankers Trust, Alex Brown, and Deutsche Bank. She left the pure technology track in 1999 to become the head of DB Strategic Ventures and wind down their $100 million investment portfolio. This led to her appointment as a general partner in ABS Ventures and DB Capital Partners until her retirement from Wall Street in late 2003.

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