Co-Founder and General Partner
Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners L.P.
Gabrielle Sulzberger co-founded Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, L.P. (RC/Fontis) in 2005 and serves as its general partner. 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 health sciences. She 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.
Prior to joining RC/Fontis, Sulzberger 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 2017, 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 two private-equity companies: Acorns and True Food Kitchen, where she serves as chairman of the board. Previously, Gabrielle served on four public company boards: Teva Pharmaceuticals, Stage Stores, IndyMacBank, and Bright Horizons, and numerous private company boards.
Sulzberger is a trustee of the Ford Foundation and The Conference Board. She also serves on the boards of the Women Corporate Directors Foundation, the National Association of Corporate Director’s Audit Advisory Council, Trinity Church Wall Street, and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. In 2014 she was named a Top 100 Director by the National Association of Corporate Directors.
She received her B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and J.D. from Harvard Law School. Sulzberger is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.