Bils brings two decades of experience to firm’s Next Generation IT Practice
DALLAS, February 22, 2011 ─ Everest Group, an advisory firm on global services, has appointed Scott Bils as partner. Bils will play a leading role in developing the firm’s Next Generation IT practice, which will support the needs of service providers, infrastructure vendors, and enterprises as they seek to address the challenges and opportunities of innovative yet disruptive technologies including the cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), virtualization, and mobile computing.
“Bils brings Everest Group and our clients nearly two decades of accomplishment and expertise in business and product strategy, business operations, corporate and business development, mergers and acquisitions and alliances in the early stage and next generation IT markets,” said Peter Bendor-Samuel, chief executive officer, Everest Group. “The development of our Next Generation IT practice is in response to leaders in the enterprise IT ecosystem who are increasingly seeking consulting services and industry-leading insights on key strategic, operational and organizational issues in the cloud, virtualization and mobile computing arena.”
Prior to joining Everest Group, Scott was the founding CEO and senior executive at Conformity, Inc., a venture-backed provider of on-demand cloud identity and SaaS management solutions. Bils led and closed multiple seed stage and institutional funding rounds; developed partnerships with leading SaaS and cloud identity ecosystem vendors including Salesforce.com, SuccessFactors, Google, VeriSign, and Appirio; and created and launched the Enterprise SaaS Working Group, which includes CIOs, analysts, and executives from Salesforce.com, SuccessFactors, Appirio, The 451 Group, Dell Computer, and other cloud thought leaders. He was the primary author of the corporate blog, “SaaS Management: Challenges of the On-Demand World.”
Bils’ previous experience includes a senior executive role at Scalable Software, where he managed and executed the company’s acquisition of META Security Group and successfully drove the company from being a niche IT asset management vendor to a leadership position in the IT risk and compliance management market. Previously, at Troux Technologies, a leading venture-backed provider of enterprise architecture and IT governance software solutions, he expanded the company’s product portfolio and also established Troux’s global partner program, which led to development of 17 innovation, infrastructure, and industry association partnerships.
At Trilogy Software, Bils led a turnaround of the company’s legacy product lines for the enterprise hardware industry, drove new product development efforts from opportunity identification through product definition, and developed the company’s industry vision and first product line for the PC industry. As an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, Scott provided counsel and guidance on corporate and business unit strategy and M&A issues to senior technology and telecommunications client executives. Previously, at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), he assisted in the design, implementation, and testing of application software solutions for Fortune 500 clients.
Scott holds a MBA from the University of Chicago and earned an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.