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Simon Gillett
Senior Director , Social Enterprise
Washington DC, United States
Executive, Director, Entrepreneur. Highly educated, goal-focused professional with demonstrated success building and managing teams dedicated to continuous growth of the organization. Experienced leader able to create and execute effective strategies designed to enhance productivity, develop strong relationships with clients and stakeholders, and establish clear definitions of key performance.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
COO, 2006 – Present ILD Investment Management
Develop and direct business plans to promote projects, creating and executing effective strategies that align with the short- and long-term objectives of the organization. Oversee operations, defining key metrics to identify success, and ensuring consistency with brand messaging and business activities. Establish and manage the allocation of funding and staffing to invest in the overall success of the organization.
• Champion and manage the high-profile Global Artificial Intelligence Internet Freedom Fund, LP, allocating resources and budget to promote the project and ensure global awareness.
• Oversee EdTech programs to improve technological education through the creation of processes and allocation of resources.
• Lead the team responsible for developing FinTech programs and technology to support banking and financial services on a global scale.
• Efficiently direct operations for teams located in three different countries, implementing processes and initiatives to encourage cohesive participation and evaluating performances remotely to identify training and coaching opportunities.
• Utilize financial expertise to provide recommendations and advice on private equity investments for increasing company stability and finances.

General Manager, COO, Board Member, 2014 – 2018 CNT NOVA, dba. College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors
Created and executed a business plan for an in-home childcare and staffing solutions company. Managed daily operations and developed strategies to maintain profitable environment.
• Built a team that grew to a staff of 250, investing in employee development, mentoring leadership qualities, and designing strategies to enhance company growth.
• Established and maintained positive relationships with key client Bright Horizons Family Solutions, resulting in sustained growth and the profitable sale of the company for 27% of Internal Rate of Return within only 4 years.

Teacher, 2005 – 2006 Homerton College, University of Cambridge
Prepared and facilitated lesson plans for teaching a curriculum of modern foreign languages, including English, French and German. Presented information and assigned classroom and other projects to promote comprehension of the languages, adhering to strict departmental standards.
• Worked closely with undergraduate students, assessing progress and understanding of material through testing and participation.

Artificial Intelligence Researcher, 2000 – 2004 University of Edinburgh
Collaborated on projects to build and advance AI research capabilities, establishing and executing strategies to develop measurable impacts on the growth of technologies.
• Explored new technologies and advancements in Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Complex Adaptive Systems and Research Methods.
• Assisted in securing funding from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Cou
Master of Education in MEd, Educational Statistics and Research, 2015
University of Exeter – Exeter, Devon, South West England, UK
Education Courses
University of Cambridge – Cambridge, England, UK
Postgraduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence
University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Master of Arts in Legal and Political Theory
University College London – London, England, UK
Bachelor of Arts in Modern European Studies
University College London – London, England, UK

Professional Development:
Fundamentals of Alternative Investments
AWS Business Professional Certified
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) Certified
Customer Analytics – University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business

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  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French
    United Kingdom , United States
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