Gideon serves as an Advisory Director at Berkshire Partners, a Boston based private equity firm, managing over $15 billion. He is also the Chairman of the board of Servotronix, an automation company based in Israel as well as a director of SunEdison Semiconductor.
Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Entegris (2004-2012), a global provider of advanced manufacturing solutions to high-technology industries, Managing Director of Parthenon Capital (2001-2004), a private equity partnership based in Boston, and Chairman and President and CEO of Kollmorgen Corporation (1991- 2000), a factory automation and electro-optical systems provider.
Gideon is a Member of the International Council of the Belfer Center at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Trustee of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He also serves as an international director of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel and is the founder of the Shlomo Argov Fellows program at IDC Herzliya.
Gideon holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and a BA from Harvard University (magna cum laude).