Gabrielle Guttman is the Founder & President of the strategic business development advisory firm Connext Consulting Inc®. She uses an integrated suite of services that includes business development, marketing, events, and communications to help businesses and nonprofits achieve their optimal growth potential. Prior to founding Connext, Gabrielle held business development, PR/IR and marketing roles at Southridge LLC, Kroll Inc. and Grey Group Inc. She began her career as an investment banking analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Gabrielle has been an active volunteer for over 20 years, and she currently holds several leadership positions at nonprofits focused on the financial services industry, women, and children. Notable affiliations include 100 Women in Finance, A Leg To Stand On, Barnard Business and Professional Women, the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, Cycle For Survival, and Portfolios with Purpose. Gabrielle graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University.