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Gisel Kordestani
Works at Crowdpac
Attended Harvard Business School
Lives in San Francisco
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I just completed my California primary ballot using @Crowdpac voting guide, check it out! #elections2014  
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Meet Palestinian Startups in Amman, Jordan on Thursday! goo.gl/Cqy3Wv
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Rasha & MK Wedding Party
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Please help my friend from Gaza, Mohammed Alafranji, put his kids through a special school in Amman. His boys are healthy 5 & 7 year olds, but unfortunately have not started speaking. The doctors haven't figured out why yet. I know Mohammed personally and he's an incredible entrepreneur with a compassionate soul. Also, if you have any connections that can help his boys, please let him know.
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I might be able to help them with treatment. The question is how to see them.
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Gisel & Omid. Well done guys :)
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Are you voting in the primary elections? We launched our voting guide for California! Check out the video too! https://www.crowdpac.com/@Crowdpac  #primary   #elections2014  
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Thank you for sharing this important info...
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Worth watching. This film is spreading like wild fire.
Congrats Jason! It's working.
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Introduction

Gisel Kordestani is the COO and co-founder of Crowdpac, a new political marketplace, using data science to make politics more accessible and politicians more accountable. She is also an advisor to a venture capital fund (Singularity Holdings), executive producer of a documentary about Gaza, and serves on the board of 2 nonprofit organization: MercyCorps and the Foundation for Human Rights, Democracy, and Development. After over 8 years, Gisel left Google in January where she recently led New Business Development teams across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia with a focus on social, new advertising, and web platforms globally. She joined Google in 2003, and played an early role in developing the company’s global financial and commercial systems, strategies and partnerships. She also engaged Google in developing the Palestinian IT sector about which last year she gave a TEDx talk on how technology has changed social movements.

Prior to Google, Gisel worked in business development for Sony Pictures and for Brandfever.com, an e-commerce startup.  She also spent several years as a management consultant, with financial services clients across Latin America, the US and Europe. 

Gisel holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in international affairs from the American University in Paris. She has worked and traveled in over 70 countries across six continents.

Bragging rights
Answer as many emails as humanly possible sadly with high failure rate. Bi-lingual French/English, terrible Spanish and struggling to learn Farsi. Passionately engaged in mentoring Palestinian entrepreneurs and women led startups.
Education
  • Harvard Business School
    MBA, 2001 - 2003
  • The American University in Paris
    International Affairs, 1992 - 1996
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Relationship
Married
Other names
Gisel Hiscock
Work
Employment
  • Crowdpac
    COO & co-founder, 2013 - present
  • Google
    Director, New Business Development, 2008 - 2012
  • Google
    Director, Sales Finance, Global Compliance, 2003 - 2008
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
    Digital Entertainment, 2002 - 2002
  • Brandfever.com
    Business Development, 1999 - 2000
  • Mitchell Madison Group
    Associate Consultant, 1997 - 1999
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Currently
San Francisco
Previously
Paris - New York - Boston - San Francisco - London - Orange County, CA - Meru, France
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