Full Bio

Gabrielle Sulzberger is a seasoned financial executive with over 30 years of experience assisting public and privately held companies in consumer products, retail, financial services and health sciences. Gabrielle has helped companies globally navigate disruption and transformation, execution of major M&A transactions, and engagement with shareholder activists. She brings deep corporate governance experience through her work with corporate boards and is qualified to serve on audit committees as a financial expert.

Previously, Ms. Sulzberger served as General Partner of Fontis Partners, a private equity fund based in Pasadena, California. Prior to joining Fontis Partners, Gabrielle served as CFO of several public and private companies, including Gluecode Software, a venture-backed open source software company which was sold to IBM, and Crown Services, a California based consolidation of commercial contractors.

Until August of 2017, Ms. Sulzberger served as Chairman of the board of Whole Foods, where for 13 years she had previously served as Chair of the company’s audit committee. She currently serves on the board of MasterCard, Brixmor Property Group, where she chairs the governance committee, and three private- companies: Acorns, Cerevel Therapeutics, where she serves as Chair of the Audit Committee, and True Food Kitchen, where she serves as Chairman of the Board. Previously Ms. Sulzberger served on the four other public company boards: Teva Pharmaceuticals, Stage Stores, IndyMac Bank, and Bright Horizons, and numerous private company boards.

Gabrielle is a Trustee of the Ford Foundation, and is chair of the governance committee. She is also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. She serves on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards of directors

Ms. Sulzberger received her B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. She received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and J.D. from Harvard Law School and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

Community Involvement 

  • Board member, Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Board member, Sesame Street Workshop
  • Board member, TimesUp
  • Board member, Trinity Church Wall Street