Gabrielle joined Centerbridge in 2021 as a Senior Advisor and focuses on investments in the consumer, financial services and real estate sectors. She is a seasoned financial executive with over 30 years of experience assisting public and privately held companies in consumer products, retail, financial services and life 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, Gabrielle was a 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. Gabrielle currently serves on the board of Acorns Advisers, LLC, where she chairs the Audit Committee, Cerevel Therapeutics, Eli Lilly, MasterCard, as a member of the Governance Committee, and Warby Parker, where she chairs the Governance Committee. She also serves on several private company boards: True Food Kitchen, where she is Chairman of the Board, and AuxMoney. Previously, Ms. Sulzberger served on five other public company boards: Brixmor Property Group, where she chairs the Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, 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 Nominating & Governance Committee. She also serves on the boards of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sesame Street Workshop, TimesUp and Trinity Church Wall Street. She is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
The Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University, B.A.
Harvard Business School, M.B.A.
Harvard Law School, J.D.
Member of the Massachusetts Bar