BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Partnership, Inc. today announced David Giunta will join its board of directors, effective immediately. Giunta currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Natixis Global Asset Management – U.S. Distribution, where he oversees business activities of the firm’s U.S.-based affiliated investment managers. Natixis Global Asset Management was recently named the number one U.S. mutual fund family by the annual Barron’s/Lipper Ranking.
“David has a proven track-record of professional leadership in the Boston business community and we’re honored to have him join us as a Board Member,” said Ralph C. Martin II, chairman of the board of The Partnership. “David’s more than twenty years’ experience working with and leading Boston-based companies will be a huge added asset to our current Board and we’re delighted to have such a longstanding and respected leader help lead the work we do here at The Partnership.”
Prior leading Natixis Global Asset Management, Giunta served as president of Fidelity Investment's Charitable Gift Fund, one of the largest public charities in the United States. Giunta joined Fidelity in 1994, holding a number of positions before becoming president of the Charitable Gift Fund, including senior vice president of Fidelity's Eastern Region Investors Centers, director of Fidelity’s Private Wealth Management Products & Services Group and senior vice president of the Managed Money Group for Personal Investments.
“David’s experience and personal character demonstrate he’s someone who knows the importance of giving back.” said Carol Fulp, president and chief executive officer of The Partnership. “He’s a long-time fixture in the community, with strong ties to businesses and non-profit organizations around the state. “The Partnership is pleased to have David join the Board given his business expertise and his desire to advance diversity within the region.”
The Partnership’s portfolio of services is designed to strengthen the Commonwealth’s capacity to attract, train, retain and convene professionals of color – and in doing so, enhance the competitiveness of the region. Its newest undertaking is the C-Suite Program that convenes CEOs, Presidents and C-Suite executives of color. The program is designed to foster professional relationships, broaden awareness of critical issues impacting The Commonwealth, as well as creating a dialogue on local, national and global matters.
“The Partnership is a critical organization and one whose mission I care deeply about. I’m looking forward to being a part of that mission, working with professionals and friends passionate about positively impacting Boston’s business potential,” said Giunta. “In addition, Natixis Group is proud to sponsor The Partnership’s new C-Suite Program, an initiative that will ensure Boston’s strength through diversity by convening business leaders of color at the highest level.”
Giunta attended Boston College as both an undergraduate and graduate before joining BankBoston as an analyst and serving as assistant vice president of new product development for Putnam Investments. In addition to his work with The Partnership, Inc., Giunta also serves on the Board of Trustees for Bentley University, the Pingree School, the Board of Ambassadors of the Home for Little Wanderers, and the Board of Directors of Campus Compact.
About The Partnership, Inc.
The Partnership, Inc. was founded 27 years ago and brought to prominence by business executive Benaree Pratt Wiley and most recently led by Dr. Beverly Edgehill. It is New England’s premier organization dedicated to leadership development and talent management solutions for professionals of color. Now with a national reach, The Partnership improves clients’ business performance by providing tailored solutions for professionals of color to tap into their leadership potential; and it convenes thought-leaders to identify and share best practices. Through its mission, The Partnership has become the prominent voice on issues impacting diverse professionals in the corporate, public and civic communities. Nearly 3,000 professionals of color have participated in its leadership development programs and more than 250 leading corporations have engaged The Partnership’s services.