Center for Startup Engineering Lecture: Steve Ellis

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Speaker Bio Steve Ellis is the Managing Partner of the Global Operations Group and Portfolio Business Building for TPG, a leading global alternative asset firm. Steve has over three decades of leadership and global experience. He was the former CEO of Asurion, the world’s leading provider of mobile device protection services and advanced technical support solutions that employs well over 16,000 employees. At Asurion, Steve developed and launched a suite of innovative new products and services that have propelled the company to record levels of revenue of profit. In 1993, Steve joined Bain & Company (from a Silicon Valley strategy consulting firm Steve co-founded in 1989) where he then held a near 20-year tenure serving in a number of distinguished senior leadership positions, including the title Worldwide Managing Director (CEO) from 2005 to 2012. At Bain, Steve doubled the company's revenue and expanded its global footprint. His roles have included Managing Partner for Bain’s West Coast offices and Chair of Bain’s North American Operating Committee. Further, he had a seminal role in building Bain's Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice and drove the growth of the firm’s industry-leading Private Equity Group. Steve led a number of their direct investment funds including venture, late-stage growth and private equity co-investment. Steve currently serves on the Board of Directors for Charles Schwab and The Bridgespan Group ( the world’s leading non-profit advisory firm serving foundations, philanthropists and other non-profits). In addition to several non-profit Boards, Steve serves as an advisor to the Chancellor office of UC Berkeley and has also served on the Advisory Committee for the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Steve received a B.A. in Economics and History with honors from the University of California at Berkeley. He also earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he’s a regular guest lecturer. Click here to RSVP for this event.


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