Kosty Gilis

Kosty Gilis
Kosty Gilis
Managing Director
Industry Focus

Industrial Manufacturing

Joined Onex

Kosty is responsible for Onex Partners’ efforts in the Industrial Manufacturing industries. Since joining Onex, Kosty has worked on several private equity transactions, including the acquisitions of SMG, Clarivate Analytics, WireCo WorldGroup, Emerald Expositions and its subsequent acquisition of GLM, the going-private acquisition of Tomkins, including the subsequent divestitures of the Stackpole, Ideal, Schrader International, Dexter Axle, Air Distribution and Gates businesses from the Tomkins portfolio, as well as the acquisition and subsequent IPO of Allison Transmission.

He serves on the boards of WireCo WorldGroup, Clarivate Analytics and Emerald Expositions and previously served on the boards of Tomkins/Gates and Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN). Kosty is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The Bishop Strachan School and serves on the board of the Doug Philpott Inner City Children's Tennis Fund.

Prior to joining Onex, Kosty worked at Willis Stein & Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm and was a management consultant at Bain & Company in the firm's Toronto and Johannesburg offices.

Kosty holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S., Economics (magna Cum Laude) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.