Aimee Gilbreath is an experienced start-up management executive and Fortune 500 consultant. She has board and coalition leadership experience spanning finance, audit, compliance and human resources. She has 18+ years of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) experience across biotech, pharma, consumer goods and philanthropy.
Ms. Gilbreath is currently the Executive Director of Found Animals Foundation, Inc. As the organization’s start-up Executive Director, she has been privileged since 2008 to translate Gary K. Michelson’s vision as a surgeon, inventor, and philanthropist from an idea to an organization impacting hundreds of thousands of pets and their people each year across Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Her team is 70+ employees along with 600+ volunteers that serve 400+ B2B clients and 1 million+ B2C customers nationwide.
Prior to Found Animals Foundation, Ms. Gilbreath worked for The Boston Consulting Group as a Principal, Project Leader, and Consultant. She was recruited and promoted to evaluate and problem solve for Fortune 500 clients. She developed and implemented strategic and operational improvements while participating in over 25 engagements across Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Ms. Gilbreath previously worked for Motorola, Inc’s Life Sciences Division as a Research Associate and Process Engineer. She was a founding member of a 3-member team launching and building Motorola’s start-up biotech research and development division. She managed a $2M budget to build Motorola’s first biotech lab.
Ms. Gilbreath earned her BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Arizona. She graduated summa cum laude and was named the 1996 Senior Woman of the Year. She earned her MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business where she also earned her Certificate in Public Management.
She is currently a Steering Committee Member for No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA), a Best Friends Animal Society initiative dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in LA city shelters. She is also a current member and former Board Member for Animal Grantmakers, current member of Young Presidents Organization (Santa Monica Chapter), member of Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, and a member of Social Enterprise Alliance Los Angeles.