Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc., SunAmerica Financial Group
Scott Gillis is a business transformation architect, financial expert and change management leader.
As Controller, then Chief Financial Officer and board member, Gillis played an essential role in building SunAmerica, Inc. into one of the leading and fastest growing U.S. retirement financial services providers, its merger with AIG, and global financial governance, systems and organizational performance remodeling, including multiple major acquisitions and recovery from the financial crisis.
In his career at SunAmerica/AIG (1985-2013), Mr. Gillis served as Controller of SunAmerica Life Companies, playing a critical role in its conversion from a life insurance to annuities/retirement services business and market-leading growth to $8.5 billion in revenue and $50 billion in assets, until its 1999 merger with AIG. Shortly thereafter, he was named CFO of AIG Retirement Services, Inc., overseeing financial growth of five subsidiary companies (group, fixed and variable annuities, broker-dealer, affordable housing) to $240 billion in assets.
Mr. Gillis began his career as a Senior Auditor with Price Waterhouse & Co. (1975-1978), moving to Siemens Energy & Automation (1978-1983) as Senior Accountant, Corporate Consolidation Design & Process, and then Controller, Power Switching Division. Gillis then served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded Integrated Circuits, Inc. (1983-1985).
Mr. Gillis earned his BS in Accounting from Florida State University (1975). A CPA and Certified Financial Planner, he also holds NASD Series 7, 24 and 27 licenses, and is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute and a member of the Financial Executives Institute.
In addition to NCAD, Gillis is a member of the Corporate Directors Group (CDG), and serves as a board member (Chair, Audit, and member, Governance and Compensation committees) for Global Hope Network International, a nonprofit focused on aid to the poor through sustainable village transformation, disaster relief and leadership guidance.