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Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis

by Shannon Brown

Posted on 01 November 2017

Title: Managing Partner, Global Operations Group at TGP
Date: December 19, 2017

Steve Ellis is the Managing Partner of the Global Operations Group and Portfolio Business Building for TPG Growth and The Rise Fund. 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 n​ear​ 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 dro​v​e 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.