Stephen Gillett is an executive in residence at GV. His diverse leadership experience spans across enterprise software, Internet, retail, and consumer technology. He currently advises early stage companies, and serves on the board and as an independent director of Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Stephen most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Symantec, and as a member of its board of directors. Previously, he held executive positions at Best Buy as president of digital, marketing and operations, and at Starbucks as chief information officer and GM of digital ventures. His background also includes senior technology positions at Yahoo! and CNET Networks.
Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, and was a member of the Ducks football team. He has a master’s degree in business administration from San Francisco State University. Stephen is also a globally recognized gamer, most often associated with being an accomplished Guild Master in World of Warcraft. He is married to his high school sweetheart. They have seven children and two black labs.