Gayle (Gay-lä) Jennings-O’Byrne is leveraging her 20+ years of finance, philanthropy, global lobbying and marketing to amplify social change. The Prometheus Exchange, is a collective of social changemakers who think, learn, invest and engage differently to drive social impact. The discerning individuals and families, investors, entrepreneurs and corporations are committed to innovation, creativity, systemic change, economic growth, justice and equality.
Previously, Mrs. Jennings-O’Byrne was Vice President at JPMorgan Chase Global Philanthropy. In 2013, JPMorgan Chase launched New Skills at Work, a $250 million initiative that is the largest private sector effort seeking to address the skills gap. She managed the tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) portfolio, one of the largest regions and assets under management for the initiative.
Prior to philanthropy, she was Vice President, International Government Relations, managing global issues related to corporate finance and investment banking. She began her career at the firm as a Mergers and Acquisitions banker in 1998. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Mrs. Jennings-O’Byrne was a senior media relations manager for Sun Microsystems Computer Co. where her responsibilities included developing and implementing global publicity and marketing programs.
Gayle’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business, a Masters in business administration (MBA) from The University of Michigan Business School, and study programs at National University of Singapore, the City of London Polytechnic and in Israel for the Israeli Tourism Dept.
Advisory boards served on include Ghetto Film School, the Cinema High School, the Eagle Academy Foundation and the Scholastic Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Advisory Council. She recently joined the advisory board of ClimateDonor.org, a crowd-sourced funding platform for organizations, programs, and projects focused on global climate change mitigation (GCCM).
She has a regular column in Investments & Wealth Monitor Magazine and can be found across the globe on various stages and panels discussing impact investing, philanthropy, and social change.
She is married to David O’Byrne and resides in New York City, where she bikes, sails, plays golf and supports the arts and emerging artists.