Gina Danford Professional Bio

Photo Credit: Alexandre Reginster
Gina Danford / Photo Credit: Alexandre Reginster

Gina Danford is the founder and principal of Red Zebra Coaching. As an internationally experienced business strategist, Gina has built a successful career advising entrepreneurs, executives, and business owners on strategic direction, plans, and business initiatives that navigate change and enable clients to thrive.

Leveraging her insight, creativity, and analytical skills, she can quickly assess challenges, pinpoint underlying issues, and devise effective solutions – enabling clients to navigate difficult situations faster, easier, and cost-effectively.  

Her experience includes an International MBA from the top-ranked US program, the successful scale and sale of a technology company, and experience leading global management consulting projects for companies including Colliers International and IBM Japan.

Upon completing her International IMBA from the top-ranked US program, Gina joined an early-stage technology company in the Bay Area. As a shareholder, she and her partners scaled and successfully sold the company in 2006. Upon which, Gina was recruited into a boutique management consulting firm headquartered in London. She led several global management consulting projects for international companies. After several years, she yearned to return to her small business roots and launched Red Zebra Coaching. 

Gina is a proud two-time cancer survivor. She currently lives in Marin County, California with her incredibly supportive husband, precocious daughter, and a pack of adorable rescue dogs.
On weekends, she can be frequently found sprinting through Target, running the Costco gauntlet, or happily biking with her family.

Career Highlights

  • Built and sold two companies
  • Co-led former company’s largest global account for five years
  • Developed the strategy that repositioned a multinational company from #6 to #2 in the world
  • Created and scaled a sales training program that generated over $40 million in revenue during the peak of the recession
  • Resolved a 20-year board stalemate enabling a client to effectively unlock a $6.5 trillion dollar market
  • Designed a licensing strategy that enabled the creation of two international subsidiaries
  • Developed propriety intellectual property as part of a global product development team
  • Managed the transfer of operations from California to New Jersey after the sale of her company to Warburg Pincus
  • Assessed and forecasted production volumes against economic data, historical sales trends, and price points at BMW’s Headquarters in Munich

For Gina’s full resume and endorsements, please click here to visit her LinkedIn Profile.