Gail Brennan

Director, Strategy and Operations

"I am passionate about applying creativity and intellectual rigor to tackle complex business challenges."

Gail heads Strategy and Operations for Citi Ventures. She manages strategy and operations for a portfolio of innovation functions for Citi’s Chief Innovation Officer. The portfolio includes Venture Investing, the Citi Global Innovation Network, and Strategic Growth Initiatives that build on principles of lean enterprise, venture capital and customer validation to identify growth opportunities for Citi.

Prior to joining Citi Ventures, Gail spent six years in senior strategy roles across Citi’s Consumer Bank. Prior to that, she worked as a consultant at the Monitor Group, a leading Strategy Consulting firm, and at Venture Architects, a company that specializes in helping startups raise investment capital.

Gail has a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Gail is an avid traveler, having recently visited her 60th country, and in her free time she can be found plotting her next destination.