Philip is a transformation\turnaround executive specialized in building teams, establishing measurement systems and driving results at both distressed and high-growth companies. As a hands-on interim executive or strategic project leader, he helps organizations identify and realize opportunities for improving the efficiency, effectiveness and profitability of their organization.
Philip brings to his clients skills in finance, accounting, operations, organization, performance management and team-building. The interaction across these elements is critical when transforming a business and Philip’s style is focused on teaching his client teams the techniques, so they can set and drive toward new performance goals together. Establishing priorities, clarifying accountabilities and executing plans are the ingredients in his magic dust.
Philip developed his abilities first in private industry, followed by 20 years with "the Big 4". While he continues to work with Fortune 500 clients, he enjoys the middle market, an underserved niche that often needs critical, short term improvement in their profitability. Clients can leverage Philip to grow their internal capabilities without needing a large external team.
Philip has worked in numerous industries, with companies of various sizes and ownership, including venture-backed growth companies, private equity funded middle market businesses, and global public enterprises. His experience includes time in Russia and Europe as an expatriate.
Philip received his Bachelor’s and MBA from Loyola Marymount University in 1985 and 1994, respectively, and earned his CPA in 1996. Philip volunteers with the Boy Scouts and enjoys outdoor adventures with family. Find out more about Philip on LinkedIn, follow him @Bk2BsicsFinance, or reach out directly by email.
“Philip is a hands-on, action-oriented leader who was able to identify critical areas of our post-acquisition turnaround in an accelerated timeframe. His capacity to diagnose complex problems and drive forward multiple work streams is exceptional. We look forward to working with him again.”
~ Joshua Phillips, Managing Partner, & Matt Homme, Principal, Peninsula Pacific Strategic Partners
John Matise - CEO, Hugo Naturals
"Philip worked with me through a challenging turnaround at a multinational communications equipment company that was running at a -12% EBITDA margin and almost out of cash. Philip stepped in to lead the challenging operations of the company which was in need of a major transformation. Over the course of a year we turned the company EBITDA positive, overtime premium costs were reduced by over $1 million, scrap was reduced by over $1.5 million, on time delivery improved to world class levels, factory efficiency improved over 20%, and overall sales grew by over 10% as the company launched five key new products. I would recommend Philip for any challenging operational transformation."
Erik Stone - Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
“Philip is one of the top ten guys I've worked with – he’s pragmatic, collaborative, effective and cool under fire. With his classic analytical approach he brings structure and order to problem solving through data driven analysis, pro-active planning and firm leadership for teams working the solution. He’s particularly good at gleaning where performance is sliding and determining what levers to pull to turn the situation around. I’d throw anything at him."
Siamack Sigari - Director, Corporate FP&A, Activision
“Philip was one of my most valued and trusted mentors in my career. His insight into client issues and his ability to present himself and his teams to the c-suite of an organization were some of Philip's traits that I strive to emulate on a daily basis. In addition, and above any other consideration, Philip was always focused on the development of the people working for him and for others who were willing to reach out. I highly recommend working with Philip.”