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Gabrielle  Sulzberger

Gabrielle Sulzberger

RC/Fontis Partners
General Partner
New York, NY, USA


Gabrielle Sulzberger has been a professional in the financial services industry for over 25 years.  For the past ten years Ms. Sulzberger  has served as General Partner of Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, a private equity fund based in Pasadena, California that terminates in October 2016. Prior to joining RC/Fontis, she was Chief Financial Officer of Gluecode Software, a venture-backed open source software company, which was sold to IBM in May 2005.  Previously she was CFO of Crown Services, a California based consolidation of commercial contractors.

Before joining Crown Services, Ms. Sulzberger was a general partner of the Citigroup sponsored BE/Greenwich Street Equity Fund.  Prior to joining BE/Greenwich Street in 1998, Ms. Sulzberger was a principal of HPB Associates, a New York based hedge fund, where she invested in both public and private companies, and also served as CFO of one of the HPB portfolio companies.  From 1992 to 1994 Ms Sulzberger was the founding managing director of the Commonwealth Enterprise Fund in Boston, a private equity fund formed by a consortium of New England Banks.  From 1987 to 1992 Ms. Sulzberger was a principal at UNC Partners in Boston, where she was responsible for private equity investments in diverse industries.   Prior to completing her graduate school education, Ms. Sulzberger worked for several years as an associate consultant at Bain & Company, a strategic management consulting firm based in Boston.

Ms. Sulzberger received her B.A. from Princeton University in 1981, where she graduated from the Urban Studies program at the Woodrow Wilson School.  In 1987, she received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Ms. Sulzberger is on the board of Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM), where she is chairman of the audit committee and serves on the compensation committee. She is also a director of Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: TEVA), where she serves on the audit and compensation committees, and Brixmor Property Group (NYSE: BRX).  Previously Ms. Sulzberger served on the boards of State Stores (NYSE: SSI), IndyMac Bank, and Bright Horizons (NASDAQ: BFAM), where she served on the audit committee until the company was acquired by Bain Capital. She has served on numerous private and non-profit boards, and she is a member of the Massachusetts State Bar and a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

The National Association of Corporate Directors named Ms. Sulzberger as one of the top 100 corporate directors in their 2014 Directorship 100.

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