Board Director, Envestnet Inc.
Gayle is a highly experienced Board Director, CEO, C suite executive, strategic business advisor, executive coach and speaker with extensive experience in both venture capital and private equity backed technology companies. She spent the last decade as a Sr. Strategic Business Advisor across the portfolio of one of the leading global private equity firms, Warburg Pincus working closely with high growth technology, financial services, logistics and healthcare companies.
Gayle Crowell’s role with Warburg Pincus represented the culmination of an outstanding operating career in the tech sector. An active technology leader in the Silicon Valley, Gayle honed her management and operational skills with executive roles at leading software companies, including Oracle Corporation, E.piphany, RightPoint Software, View Star, Mosaix, Recognition International, DSC, and Cubix Corporation. Through the years, she successfully led several companies through challenging turnarounds and has had multiple successful exits. Leveraging her extensive experience in operations, sales and organizational management, Gayle works closely with leading high growth companies to help drive business strategy, accelerate revenue growth, evaluate market opportunities
and build world-class management teams.
As a former CEO, Gayle understands the challenges senior leaders face in building sustainable, long-term world-class businesses in today’s very competitive environment. Her hands-on knowledge, coupled with a keen perspective into the capital markets brings a unique and valued viewpoint to the companies she advises. She brings very deep expertise with winning go to market strategies and execution. She has wide experience across many successful business models in the B2B space as well as leveraging her extensive knowledge of SaaS market. She has been a leader in helping companies discover and develop profitable data monetization models into their core business. Gayle has participated in a large number of M&A transactions, resulting in significant returns to the investors.
She currently serves as an independent corporate Board member of three public boards: Envestnet (ENV), Hercules Capital (HTGC), Pliant Therapeutics (PRX) as well as one private corporate board, GTreasury. She has extensive Director experience as a public and private Board member, having served as a Chairman, Lead Director or Independent Director for over 25 public and private corporations driving value creation at the highest level for customers, employees and shareholders alike. She currently serves as the Chairman of three committees: the Compensation Committee for HTGC, the Compliance and Info Security Committee for ENV and the Nominating and Governance committee for PLRX. She also serves as a member of the Audit committee at PLRX and both the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance committee at ENV .
On the nonprofit side, she also serves as a Fellow of the prestigious Desert Research Foundation, a world leader in environmental research. In addition, she served as Chairman and on the National Board of Directors for Watermark, a non-profit women’s executive organization. Gayle is also a frequent speaker on the significant value creation and competitive advantages that result from having diverse and inclusive workplaces and organizations.
Lastly, as a passionate environmentalist, she is the co-founder of www.conservingnow.com , a large community of earth-friendly individuals who care deeply about children and the future of our planet.
She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Board members (NACD), Women Corporate Directors(WCD), Boardlist, Athena Aliance, Women in the Boardroom, Women Who Lead, Digital Directors Network, 2020 Women on Boards and Watermark.