Eric Wilmes is a Managing Director with GIC, which he joined in 2011. He heads the Direct Investments Group in the Americas for GIC's Private Equity and Infrastructure arm. Before joining GIC, Mr. Wilmes was a Director at Friedman Fleischer & Lowe in San Francisco and at Centre Partners in New York. He began his private equity career at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Mr. Wilmes serves on the boards of directors of Kronos Incorporated, PetSmart, Inc. and Veritas Technologies. He was formerly a director of several businesses, including Acosta Sales and Marketing and HUB International Limited. Mr. Wilmes graduated from Williams College, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.