Primary Role
Vice President of Engineering at Zendesk
Mines ParisTech

Person Details


Gilles just joined Zendesk as Vice President of Engineering. Most recently, he was Vice President of Engineering at Motorola Mobility (acquired by Google) where he ran mobile applications and experiences, shipped several Android upgrades and drove innovative concepts for new mobile devices as well as Google products. Prior to Motorola, Gilles was responsible for the Rich Media and Applications Group at Apple. He and his team spearheaded the invention of GPU-accelerated WebKit, HTML5 and other modern web standards optimized to ignite smooth and easy to implement user interfaces on iOS. Gilles previously served in various leadership roles at Adobe where he managed the engineering design and development of three Flash releases. He was a member of the pioneering team that invented Flash Video and enabled the exponential growth of video consumption on the web with companies such as YouTube. Gilles received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Mines de Paris, a Master's in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Rouen.

Experience (6)

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    Motorola Mobility

    Vice President of Engineering
    2010 - Jan, 2013
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    Vice President of Engineering
    Jan, 2014
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    Head of Engineering, Rich Media & Applications
    2006 - Jan, 2010
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    Adobe Systems

    Senior Engineering Manager, Flash Authoring & Player
    2000 - Jan, 2006
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    Beatware Inc

    Senior Software Engineer, Graphics & Web Runtimes
    1997 - Jan, 2000

Education (1)