Menlo Park, CA— (December 1, 2020) — AST Private Company Solutions (PCS), provider of industry-leading ownership software Astrella, announced the appointment of Don Gillotti, CEP, as Senior Vice President, Business Development focused on the Private Equity and Venture Capital market. Don is a seasoned sales and marketing executive with more than 20 years in the ownership and equity compensation business. He was most recently Senior Vice President, Sales and Alliances at Certent, Inc. Don is based in the New York area and reports to Paul Arens, Head of Business Development and Partnerships at Astrella.
Astrella was developed by Equiniti Private Company Solutions, a Silicon Valley-based unit of American Stock Transfer and Trust. AST is investing in Astrella to make it the transformative technology for private company shareholder and employee stock plan management. The cloud-based software-as-a-service platform brings together immutable audit trails, artificial intelligence (AI), and predictive analytics with extensive exit and round modeling tools for both venture-backed and private equity-owned companies. Astrella is built with an API-based ecosystem to integrate seamlessly with leading global service providers to private firms, including companies such as VISA and Box.
“I’m thrilled Don is joining our team. Don is well-known in the equity compensation field as a trusted leader and innovator in all facets of sales, marketing, and partnerships,” said Carine Schneider, President of AST Private Company Solutions. “As we continue to work with various kinds of ownership companies, including large private equity firms and venture capital firms worldwide, Don will be an excellent ambassador to communicate the power and versatility of Astrella.”
Adds Don Gillotti, “I want to serve my clients by representing the most innovative and high-quality solution available. Having worked with Astrella’s founders previously, I know the industry’s most experienced team builds this solution. Having the support of AST, the second-largest transfer agent in North America, is extremely important. AST is not a start-up and can seamlessly support private companies as they transition to the public markets. I want my clients to have complete confidence that our solution is the best on the market and that we are here for the long run.”
About AST Private Company Solutions, Inc.
AST PCS is an affiliate of AST and focuses on serving private companies worldwide. Astrella, a cloud-based SaaS solution, allows private companies to manage their ownership data, including the cap table and employee equity plans, and connect directly with related service providers to support efficient workflow and access investors, advisors and employees. For more information, visit www.astrella.com.