Michael Gilson is an aerospace and advanced technology industry leader experienced in leading the growth of technology-driven companies in B2B product segments worldwide. Michael is a highly successful strategy and operations leader, in both large and smaller companies, with a strong finance and management background. He has deep turnaround and new product launch experience. In ex-pat and US-based roles, he has built strong relationships with vendors, suppliers and customers that included foreign armed forces, US homeland security, Department of Defense, major airlines and companies such as GE, Westinghouse, Lockheed and AREVA. Michael spent more than five years at McKinsey & Co. serving clients in the advanced technologies, aerospace and defense, transportation, renewable energy, and technology manufacturing industries. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of California-Davis.

Industry Experience

Consulting, Aerospace; Transportation


Business Development; Business Planning; Education; General Entrepreneurship; Marketing; Transportation

Universities Mentored For

University of Washington

Michael Gilson

Independent Consultant

San Francisco, California

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