Donald Gips

President & Chief Executive Officer at Skoll Foundation

Donald Gips

Donald Gips

President & Chief Executive Officer at Skoll Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

Skoll Foundation

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12700

Number of Boards

17

Birthday

1960

Age

61

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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Nextnav Holdings LLC

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Partner at Columbia Capital, LLC

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Partner at Columbia Capital, LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Omnispace LLC

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Co-Founder at Nextnav LLC

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Global Managing Director at Albright Stonebridge Group

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Partner at Columbia Capital, LLC

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Managing Partner at Oak Investment Partners

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Founder at Telcom Ventures LLC

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Donald Gips
President & Chief Executive Officer at Skoll Foundation
Education
MBA
Class of 1989

The Yale School of Management is the graduate business school of Yale University and is located on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The School awards the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Advanced Management (MAM), and Ph.D. degrees. As of April 2012, 475 students were enrolled in its MBA program, 33 in the MBA for Executives program, and 33 in the PhD program.

BA
Class of 1982

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Council of American Ambassadors is the association of non-career United States ambassadors. A nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, the Council comprises over 200 members whose ambassadorial service collectively extends over five decades and eleven U.S. Presidents. The Council supports the Department of State and its Chiefs of Mission, sponsors Fellowships to develop young leaders for careers in public diplomacy and international affairs and conducts semiannual conferences for the membership on current international issues. The Council convenes roundtable member discussions with Ambassadors to the United States, organizes overseas fact-finding missions, publishes a bi-annual journal, The Ambassadors REVIEW, administers Ambassadors Perspectives, an on-line forum for commentary, and educates the public about foreign policy issues affecting the national interest.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2019 - Current

Jeff Skoll created The Skoll Foundation in 1999 to pursue his vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity. Led by CEO Sally Osberg since 2001, our mission is to drive large scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs are society’s change agents, creators of innovations that disrupt the status quo and transform our world for the better. By identifying the people and programs already bringing positive change around the world, we empower them to extend their reach, deepen their impact and fundamentally improve society. We are now one of the leading foundations in the field of social entrepreneurship. Over the past 13 years, we have awarded more than $358 million, including investments in 97 remarkable social entrepreneurs and 80 organizations on five continents around the world who are creating a brighter future for underserved communities. In addition to our grant-making, we fund a $20 million+ portfolio of program-related and mission-aligned investments. In 2003, we partnered with the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford to launch the first academic center dedicated to social entrepreneurship, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. We also support and partner with many pioneers and innovators in the field, organizations such as Ashoka, Acumen Fund and Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship. As the field has matured and we enter our second decade, we are focusing our strategy. We are developing a deeper understanding of the issue areas where our social entrepreneurs operate so we can apply more resources at critical moments to maximize our collective impact. Learn more about our approach. Beyond investments and partnerships, we also operate programs that foster collaboration such as the Skoll World Forum which is the premier conference on social entrepreneurship and now a year-round online platform where executive audiences can learn about the latest news and innovative approaches in a variety of focus areas (e.g. deforestation, education and economic opportunity, or healthcare access and treatment), and engage with the world’s leading thinkers and doers of social change on key questions, challenges and opportunities. We also share the stories of social entrepreneurs through partnerships with leading film and broadcast organizations such as the PBS NewsHour and the Sundance Institute, which help drive public awareness of social entrepreneurship and its potential to address the critical issues of our time.

Senior Director
2013 - Current

The Albright Stonebridge Group is a global strategy company led by former U.S. Secretary of State in the Clinton administration Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Samuel Berger. The firm is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices or staff in Beijing, Shanghai, São Paulo, New Delhi, Madrid, Berlin, Sydney, Thailand, and Moscow. The Albright Group LLC and Stonebridge International, each founded in 2001, merged in 2009. The firm's managing board currently consists of Albright and Berger, along with James C. O'Brien, Suzanne A. George, H. P. Goldfield, Anthony S. Harrington, Michael J. Warren, and Alan Fleischmann. Albright Stonebridge Group has worked in 65 countries on six continents. The company advises multinational firms, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations on corporate strategy, market-entry and regulatory approaches, government relations, investment assistance, and dispute resolution. Many executives at the firm served in senior government roles including, at the White House; Departments of State, Treasury and Commerce; Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; in the U.S. Congress; as Ambassadors from and to the United States; and at the World Bank Group. Albright Stonebridge Group has strategic partners with several firms, among them Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP, an international law firm based in Washington, D.C.; Palacio y Asociados, based in Madrid, Spain; Joschka Fischer & Company, based in Berlin, Germany; and Bespoke Approach, based in Adelaide, Australia. Albright Stonebridge Group is affiliated with Albright Capital Management, an emerging markets investment firm founded in 2005. Albright Stonebridge Group is a significant shareholder of Albright Capital Management.

Venture Partner
2013 - Current

Columbia Capital specializes in investments in emerging companies in the wireless, broadband, media and enterprise information technology sectors. Within the wireless sector, the firm focuses on mobile carriers, towers, network infrastructure, software, applications, media services and components. Their investments in the broadband sector include next generation carriers, software, infrastructure and components. Columbia Capital's enterprise information technology investments focus on managed services, information technology services, software and information management. Within the media sector, they target companies involved in cable, broadcasting, consumer Internet, advertising and content.Columbia Capital looks for companies with exceptional management teams that are focused on defining markets and developing disruptive technologies. The firm looks for under-the-radar opportunities, out-of-favor companies, value plays and turnaround situations. Their main focus is on growth-oriented new market development, but they are also interested in investments in established companies that offer attractive investment opportunities. Columbia Capital seeks to identify markets with the potential for rapid growth. They also look for transformational opportunities and seek to leverage their market experience to develop business models and distribution strategies that increase the chances for break-out success.Columbia Capital participates in early stage investments, large growth stage financings and special situations. Investments range from seed investments of $1 million to late-stage capital investments of $50 million or more. The firm is typically the first institutional investor in their portfolio companies. They take a leadership role in their portfolio companies and on their portfolio companies' boards of directors.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

NextNav LLC provides location services for indoor and urban environments. It offers positioning technology to allow mobile phones and other devices to reliably determine their location in indoor and urban environments where GPS signals can’t be received. The firm's technology combines accurate horizontal positioning with floor-level height precision. The company was founded by Ganesh Pattabiraman, Subbu Meiyappan and Arun Raghupathy in 2007 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Director
Current

Omnispace LLC engages in the development and operation of mobile satellite services and related networks services. It provides scheduled communications and machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity services enabling low-cost/low-complexity communications modules to communicate with the satellite. The company was founded on May 08, 2012 and is headquartered in Dulles, VA.

Member of the Advisory Board
Prior - 2009

The Presidential Transition Project is the enormous effort of hundreds of people coming together to lay out the agenda and priorities for the Obama Administration.

Member, Council of Global Advisors
Current

The Yale School of Management is the graduate business school of Yale University and is located on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The School awards the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Advanced Management (MAM), and Ph.D. degrees. As of April 2012, 475 students were enrolled in its MBA program, 33 in the MBA for Executives program, and 33 in the PhD program.

Political Donations
$500
2014
$100
2012
$3,000
2008

Former President of United States

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