Gail Perreault

Partner and Head of Bridgespan Knowledge, Boston
Gail Perreault, a partner in Bridgespan’s Boston office, heads the organization’s research and publishing team. She joined Bridgespan in 2003 and helped develop the firm's internal and external knowledge infrastructure.

Gail has been a thought partner and active contributor on numerous Bridgespan publications. She is the co-author of “Becoming Big Bettable” (Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), 2019), "Ten Ways to Make a Big Bet on Social Change" (SSIR, 2017), “Big Bets and the Aspiration Gap” (Philanthropy Magazine, 2016), “Making Big Bets for Social Change” (SSIR, 2015), “The Philanthropist’s Dilemma: Why Donors’ Biggest Gifts Aren’t Going to the Causes They Hold the Most Dear” (Forbes, 2015), "From Small to Scale" (Nonprofit Quarterly, 2012), "Finding Your Funding Model" (SSIR, 2011) and "How Nonprofits Get Really Big" (SSIR, 2007), and she was deeply involved in Bridgespan’s "Leadership Deficit" and "Growth of Youth-Serving Organizations" research.

Gail has served as the director of learning and performance management at the Jacobson Family Foundation (now the One8 Foundation). She was formerly a consultant at Bain & Company, where she was an early member of the firm's private equity group. Gail received a BA in Mathematics and Physics from Bowdoin College and earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

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