Gilles joins the firm from Credit Suisse First Boston in Paris where he was a pan-European sales-trader since 2000. Prior to that he was at C.C.F. Securities in Paris where he was a sales-trader since 1994, he was head of the European sales-trading desk since 1999. He obtained a degree in Finance, Strategy and International Management from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris in 1993.
Commenting on the appointment, Tim Draper said, "With the increasing use of capital in our business and the ongoing need for global intelligence, it is vital that we have a strong sales-trading network. We will continue to work on improving the service that we can deliver."