"Since 1989, Gerald Hillman has been the managing director of Hillman Capital Corporation, a merchant banking firm that provides advice to, and invests in, emerging high tech companies. In 1978, he founded Chareeva International, which provided management advice and operating assistance to troubled companies in Europe and the United States. From 1968 to 1978, he was a Partner of McKinsey & Company, the international consulting firm. Mr. Hillman has a strong background in industrial policy, corporate strategy and finance. While at McKinsey & Company, he was one of the leaders of a team that assessed the competitiveness of U.S. industry for the Department of Commerce. He works easily in several different industries, and has a particular interest in the process of innovation and the commercialization of new technology. Both as a principal and as an investment banker, he has engaged in a large number of diverse national and international transactions, including but not limited to start-ups, joint ventures, acquisitions and mergers, asset sales, divestitures, private and public financings, reorganizations, recapitalizations and tender offers. Mr. Hillman has consulted at the cabinet level for governments in England, France, Sweden and Holland on issues relating to industrial policy and subsidies to industry and trade. Mr. Hillman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Harvard University in 1965. Harvard awarded him a Henry Russell Shaw Traveling Fellowship and, from 1965 to 1966, he traveled in Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, studying political and economic developments. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar from 1966 to 1968." 
- Former Member, Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee
Resources and articles
- Gerald Hillman, spoke, accessed May 2, 2010.