Miles Flint, former president of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, has joined Silver Lake Partners as a senior advisor.
Silver Lake, the leading private investor in technology, technology-enabled, and related growth industries, announced today that Miles Flint, former President of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, has become a senior advisor to the firm. Flint brings more than 25 years of technology industry experience, in a broad range of business development and management capacities, to Silver Lake.
Dave Roux, co-founder and Co-Chief Executive at Silver Lake said, “We are extremely pleased that Miles, a well-respected technology industry veteran, is now associated with Silver Lake as a senior advisor. His broad technology expertise makes him a perfect fit for Silver Lake and further strengthens our team. Miles brings high-level global insight and a unique industry perspective gained through his experience at some of the world's most prominent technology enterprises.
We look forward to his contribution as Silver Lake continues to identify and execute attractive and compelling technology investment opportunities.”
Flint said, “With a portfolio of companies that spans the spectrum of technology and technology-driven sectors and a strong reputation for partnering closely with talented management teams, Silver Lake is well-positioned to extend its leadership position in technology investing in the years ahead.”
Flint, 54, was most recently President of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications from 2004 through 2007. During his time with Sony Ericsson, sales doubled, profits tripled and Sony
Ericsson migrated from its position as a niche provider of mobile phones to a supplier of a full portfolio of products in the global market. Prior to joining Sony Ericsson, Flint spent 13 years at Sony, latterly as President of Marketing at Sony Europe while concurrently holding the position of Managing Director of Sony United Kingdom Limited. Earlier in his career, Flint held a series of marketing and product development roles in the fields of computing and telecommunications, first at ICL and then at STC following the merger of the two companies.
Flint joins Silver Lake's growing roster of seasoned global advisors which also includes Nikesh
Arora, President of Google's Europe, Middle East and Africa Operations; George Kadifa, former
Vice President of Global Delivery at IBM Global Technology Services; Kurt J. Lauk, former
member of the Board of Management of Daimler-Chrysler AG and CFO of Veba AG (today E.on); David Lee, a director of eOn Communications Corporation, Linear Technology Corporation, and the Symbio Group; Juro Nakauchi, former CFO of IBM Japan; and Samuelson Young, former Director of Operations for IBM Taiwan.
About Silver Lake
Silver Lake is the leader in private investments in technology, technology-enabled, and related growth industries. Silver Lake seeks to achieve superior financial returns by investing with the strategic and operating insights of an experienced industry participant. Silver Lake's mission is to function as a value-added partner to the management teams of the world's leading technology franchises. Silver Lake's portfolio includes or has included technology industry leaders such as Ameritrade, Avago, Avaya, AVI-SPL, Business Objects, Flextronics, Gartner, Gerson Lehrman Group, Instinet, Intelsat, IPC Systems, MCI, Mobile Messenger, NASDAQ OMX, NetScout, NXP, Sabre Holdings, Seagate Technology, Serena Software, SunGard Data Systems, Thomson and UGS. For more information, please visit www.silverlake.com.