Stephen Gillett

Steven Gillett

Stephen Gillett

Chronicle
CEO and Cofounder

Stephen Gillett is the CEO and cofounder of Alphabet’s moonshot, Chronicle. Gillett joined Chronicle from Google, where he was an executive-in-residence at Google Ventures (GV) and remains an advisor. His leadership experience spans across enterprise software, retail, and consumer technology, including stints as CIO at Starbucks and president of digital and global business services at Best Buy. Gillett most recently served as a senior leader at Google X, working on moonshots. Previously, he was an active adviser to GV executive vice president and chief operating officer of Symantec, and was a member of its board of directors. Gillett also held executive positions at Best Buy as president of digital, marketing and operations, and at Starbucks as chief information officer and general manager of digital ventures. His background includes senior technology positions at Yahoo! and CNET Networks. Gillett holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, and was a member of the Ducks football team. He has a master’s degree in business administration from San Francisco State University.