Founder and Managing Partner
Gil Amelio is our visionary CEO, Business executive, Inventor with a proven track record in building companies with great ideas and products. He has Decades of experience leading or working alongside many CEOs and industry luminaries and senior government and policy officials. For example, Gil helped negotiate the trade agreement with Japan during the Reagan Administration.
Gil was the co-inventor of the first solid state image sensor system at Bell labs and was also a technological pioneer at Fairchild Semiconductor and transformer of the MOS Division. With an honorable mention from the Nobel prize committee, he is recognized as one of the 50 pioneers that has built and developed the current day Silicon Valley.
As a Chairman and CEO of Apple Computers and National Semiconductor, Gil’s experiences and knowledge led him to advisory position for 3 U.S. Presidents and a spot on the Board of Directors at AT&T and the Chair to the Compensation Committee. He also played a significant role in the transformation of Rockwell Semiconductors and Telecommunications.
He was a senior partner at Sienna Ventures with 11 investment and 5 exits during the bubble. In his capable hands, Gil has transformed five businesses in three different industries creating a shareholder value of around $10 Billion cumulative incremental profit in companies he led. He has also penned a best seller business book titled “Profit from Experience” in which he shared his in- depth knowledge and skill.
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