Aziz Gilani is a Director at DFJ Mercury. He has significant experience as an operator, consultant, and investor in technology companies, with a particular focus on enterprise and consumer software. Prior to joining DFJ Mercury, Aziz was a Senior Engagement Leader with Infosys Consulting where he led the Enterprise Asset Management Practice. Prior to Infosys Consulting, Aziz was a Director at ABB Performance Services where he held a variety of roles including Manager of Global Operations Analytics, Global Quality Director and Global CMMS Director. Prior to ABB, Aziz was a Senior Consultant at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young working with ERP implementations in the Energy Chemicals and Utilities Practice.

Aziz has a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business where he was a TILF Scholar and is an MBA Candidate at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management where he is an FC Austin Scholar, Kellogg Board Fellow, and Chairman of the Kellogg Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference. In addition, Aziz has been selected as a Kauffman Finalist and will begin his fellowship as a member of the upcoming class of Kauffman Fellows.

 

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