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Gisel Kordestani
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Attended Harvard Business School
Lives in San Francisco
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I wrote an OpEd giving a practical way to end domestic violence that The Hill published today.
Did you know at the current growth rate, we won't get to gender parity in the US Congress until 2047?
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/218658-to-address-womens-issues-elect-more-women
We also posted it on our Crowdpac Blog: http://blog.crowdpac.com/
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Salut belle mademoiselle Gisel, vous occupé?
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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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Co-founder Steve Hilton from my startup Crowdpac on MSNBC!
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Very cool! Great job!
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I just completed my California primary ballot using @Crowdpac voting guide, check it out! #elections2014  
Crowdpac Personalized Voting Guide. This personalized voting guide was created on Crowdpac. If you'd like to create your own, click below to get started. Get Started · What is Crowdpac? Gisel's voting guide. CA, 12th Congressional District ...
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Meet Palestinian Startups in Amman, Jordan on Thursday! goo.gl/Cqy3Wv
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Rasha & MK Wedding Party
Fri, October 4, 2013, 6:00 PM GMT+2
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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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Gisel I watched your video on social media and human rights in Ramallah and All the great works you have done and doing. I am inspired as a Kurdish American Woman but I am very Sad you are Helping Hillary Clinton who has destroyed the Middle East especially the Kurdish people by her support for Turkish government to Kill, burn and make 1 million Kurds homeless in ghetto of Istanbul. Also Death Penalty which Hillary is an Advocate and supporter.She and her husband Supported Iraq war (Bill Clinton Bombed Baghdad in 1998, and he Imprisoned the Kurdish Leader Ochalan in Sudan sent him to Turkey). If you are a human rights person how can you Support any woman Especially this Woman Hillary who is Destructive to Human Right who would not sign a Nobel Prize Nominee or get her out of Prison "Leyla Zana" or Hillary's Mentors are Madeline Albright (who killed almost 1 million Iraqi children and famously she was asked why she said it was worth it". Actually to have a woman like Hillary and Madeline Albright has caused Womens right, abuses more because of war and poverty Hillary advocates. The Clintons for more than 30 years have destroyed Middle East and America. I am for woman but Not this woman because when she Opresse me I can't speak out as loud. As a woman and femist Hillary makes me sick by backing Unethical Husband who All his life using his male power to Abuse woman sexualy and get supported by his wife Hillary. Then you are Advocating more Domestic and Public Violence. As a Lawyer as a mother or even a man how Hillary defended a 41 year old Rapist against 12 year Old child???? So I really love you because you have a Heart and courage is someone like you or Cynthia McKenney ran again I will support. You know Hillary and her Zionist Friends ruined Cynthia McKenney s Presidential Race in 2008 Hillary did not allow Cynthia McKenney to be on the Debate in Vagas and that Black Congress Woman from Georgia (12 years a Congress Woman). Then she ran as Peace and Freedom Party Candidate. Then the same month she went to Gaza and was arrested on the ship taking food and Medicine to Gaza!!! Just because someone is a Woman we should not support because woman like Hillary is not Trust worthy and as refugee displaced teenager in this country Hillary has Not helped me but destroyed me and millions more all over the world. Thank you for listening and don't allow scare Tactics of Hillary of Donald Trump divert us to vote for her because Trump is her friend she got 100000 from Trump he has supported her causes and nominations in the past and she Attended Trumps wedding! !! A person's mentors tell me alot about that person's character so KKK senator Byrd was her other beloved mentor. Hillary Destroyed the Revolution in Middle East "Spring" to Suppress it she did what happened in Libya and Egypt as Secretary of State she Demolished women activists and Femist because she just wants Power that is very dangerous. Let's activate these young lady who are Burnie supporters to do things for Social justice then we will have woman justice. I really will love to have an opportunity to speak with you because you inspire me and I love many things about you as a human. Please here is my email drpeacess@yahoo.com
Much respect sincerely Sureya
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Gisel & Omid. Well done guys :)
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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.

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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
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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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