Gail spent 17 years as CEO of Constant Contact, the trusted provider of online marketing tools for new and small businesses and nonprofits. Gail led the company from pre-revenue to a successful IPO (NASDAQ: CTCT) in 2007 and through its acquisition by Endurance in 2016 for $1.1 billion. At the time of the acquisition, more than 650,000 small businesses and nonprofits used Constant Contact’s online marketing tools to engage customers and grow their businesses, and company revenues topped $370 million.
Gail is a true believer in the power of entrepreneurship to transform lives and communities. She helps underserved entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality working with EforAll (“Entrepreneurship for All”) as both a mentor and board chair. Author of “Engagement Marketing: How Small Business Succeeds in a Socially Connected World,” Gail is a frequent speaker at national technology and entrepreneurial events. Her 2013 TEDx talk, “Founders Can’t Scale,” offers a glimpse into her management philosophy and personal drive, especially as it relates to scaling a startup into a large, public company.
Fostering entrepreneurship is Gail’s passion and mission and she has dedicated the next chapter of her professional career to scaling organizations and programs focused on small business success. Gail serves on the Boards of Shopify, Jobber, and Entrepreneurship for All. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.