Gillette Exec. Joins Newly Created Centerview Partners

Sep 22 2006 | 12:00am ET

 Centerview Partners announced that James Kilts, former CEO and president of The Gillette Company and current vice chairman of the board of the razorblade-maker, will join Centerview as a founding partner to help build its private equity effort.

“My career has been focused on building brands, and this is an opportunity to build brands in various sectors,” said Kilts. “Operational improvements will be our key focus. Centerview Partners will have operational and financial expertise to build companies, brands and management teams.”

The recently-launched New York-based firm will, in addition to private equity, specialize in independent advice and other client services.

The firm was founded by Stephen Crawford, formerly co-president of Morgan Stanley, Blair Effron, formerly vice chairman of UBS, and Robert Pruzan, formerly CEO of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein North America and president of Wasserstein Perella & Co.

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