ChampionScott Partners places Mark Gillett as Director, Value Creation at Silver Lake. Silver Lake (www.silverlake.com) is the leading investment firm focused on large scale investments in technology, technology enabled, and related growth industries. Silver Lake’s mission is to function as a value-added partner to the management teams of the world’s leading technology franchises. Its portfolio includes or has included technology industry leaders such as Ameritrade, Avago, Business Objects, Gartner, Instinet, Intelsat, NASDAQ, Sabre / Travelocity, Seagate Technology, SunGard Data Systems and UGS.
Mr. Gillett is based in London and will lead Value Creation in Europe. For 15 years, Mr. Gillett has served in senior executive positions and as an advisor leading businesses through complex operational change. Mr. Gillett joins Silver Lake from Alvarez & Marsal where he was a Managing Director, led the development of A&M’s private equity performance improvement services in Europe and was responsible for Technology, Telecoms and Business Services engagements across Europe. At A&M, Mr. Gillett was involved in a range of advisory and interim management engagements, including serving in the wind-down of Lehman Brothers Holdings where he led operations and complex transition and carve-out transactions for the operating companies and private equity platforms in Europe.
Prior to consulting, Mr. Gillett’s operating experience includes serving as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology officer with a number of private equity owned growth technology businesses. Through his career Mr. Gillett has lived in both Europe and North America, working with leading technology driven businesses including Siemens AG, BEA Systems Inc. and Stratacom Inc and has also led software and electronics businesses through significant re-organization and restructuring, including at iSOFT plc where he served as Group Operations Director during its restructuring.
Mr. Gillett studied medicine at the University of London, is an accredited IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) manager and served as an international quality assurance reviewer for the UK Office of Government Commerce’s ITIL v3 publication. Mr. Gillett is a member of the Institute of Directors (MIoD), the Institute of Service Management (MIoSM) and the British Computer Society (MBCS).
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