Strategy and Special Projects
Gabriel works across the organization in a number of capacities. He works closely with the CEO to develop and implement SU’s overall strategy, including growth, structure, corporate development, M&A, and international expansion. Gabriel also works closely with different business units on product strategy and new product development. Additionally, he focuses on strategic issues, projects, and challenges across the organization to ensure the success of SU’s overall plan and mission.
Gabriel was previously a Vice President on the new ventures team at Sir Richard Branson’s’ Virgin Group. During his five year tenure, Gabriel often worked directly with Mr. Branson and conceived and developed new business opportunities in health & wellness, travel, retail, IT services, and media. Gabriel was most recently a Managing Director at Palm Ventures in Greenwich, CT and his past experience also includes two years with Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division in New York.
Gabriel started his entrepreneurial career in high school by founding and successfully selling a local pizza restaurant chain. He has been quoted in Forbes Magazine and his work on entrepreneurship has been published by the Family Office Association. He is personally an investor or advisor for several startup companies and he holds a BA in Economics from Duke University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.