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Neela Gentile

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Partners in Progress and Consulting Vice President and Strategist, Olive Grove Consulting. University of California, Berkeley grad.

Founder, Partners in Progress and Consulting Vice President and Strategist, Olive Grove Consulting. University of California, Berkeley grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Growth
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development
  • Marketing

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Growth
  • • Fundraising
  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

Partners in Progress

Advisor

Entreprenuers Foundation
Cisco Systems
The Foundation Incubator

Positions

Founder Partners in Progress April 2002 - present
Consulting Vice President and Strategist Olive Grove Consulting August 2008 - present
Program Specialist, Community Relations Cisco Systems May 2012 - present
Cisco Giving Counselor Silicon Valley Community Foundation March 2007 - June 2012
Development Consultant Peninsula Community Foundation September 2006 - March 2007
Strategic Consultant The Foundation Incubator March 2003 - October 2005
Director of Community Involvement Entreprenuers Foundation February 2001 - March 2003
Executive Director American Heart Association December 1996 - June 1999
Regional Development Director UC Berkeley June 1994 - December 1996

Education

University of California, Berkeley English Language and Literature/Letters

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Events
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Recruiting
  • • Education
  • • Green
  • • Social Impact
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Sports
  • • Travel
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • Edutainment
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Non-profit • Higher Education • Philanthropy • Volunteer management

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Diane Solinger
We worked together  •  Director, GooglersGive, Google and Director, GooglersGive, Google. University of Colorado Boulder grad.
Neela is a strategic thinker and a strong advisor. She's an excellent listener and can synthesize information into concise courses of actio ... n. She is a calm and steady leader who can align diverse stakeholders around common goals.
Emily Hall
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Olive Grove and Chair of the Board of Directors, California Alliance for Arts Education. Northwestern grad.
Neela has vast experience and networks in multiple sectors. She cuts to the chase and will tell you how she can be helpful, or not. She is ... very efficient, clear, direct, and gets results. She is also delightful and funny and the kind of person you just want to hang out with, which is a great quality for a trusted advisor.
Angela Dugan
We worked together  •  Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services, Villa Academy. Previously Campaign Consultant, Seattle Preparatory School.
Neela has such depth, breadth and wisdom about the industry. She has worked with many different kinds of people in challenging situations, b ... ut she can always bring a group back to center to reach its goals. She is smart, creative and has a great sense of self.

Emily Hall
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Olive Grove and Chair of the Board of Directors, California Alliance for Arts Education. Northwestern grad.
Emily is a true leader in the nonprofit and entrepreurial sector who understands complex ecosystems and the nuances that hold organizations ... back. She is a strategic thinker, excellent communicator, skilled coach and compassionate leader. In addition she is smart, ethical and funny. She walks the talk and then some.

Angela Dugan
We worked together  •  Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services, Villa Academy. Previously Campaign Consultant, Seattle Preparatory School.
Angela is an expert in the field. She has a proven track record of raising money, building consensus and developing effective and powerful ... boards of directors. She is insightful and gets to the heart of the matter quickly and compassionately. She engenders loyalty and trust from those with whom she works. She consistently gets amazing results from her teams.