Bob Phillips has over 30 years of business experience in organizations that vary in size from very large to unfunded start-ups. His combination of soft skills in the people management area and understanding of hard skills in the financial workings of a business gives him a unique view of what it takes to be successful in the complex world that we live in today. Not only has he worked with organizations in the domestic U.S. market but has also managed staff and major change management projects internationally. His international work has been conducted in Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia.
During the past 10 years Bob has been President of his own consulting practice that focuses on companies and organizations that needed to improve their effectiveness in accomplishing business objectives. His focus has been to provide businesses with an analysis of their organizational capability and to determine if the management teams had the skills and abilities to meet those business objectives. When deficiencies are identified he consults with key management team members to develop a corrective action plan that may include the identification of resources both internally and externally. The plan is designed to alleviate those issues that are impacting organizational performance.
As the co-author of the book Absolute Honesty; Building a Corporate Culture that Values Straight Talk and Rewards Integrity (AMACOM June 2003) he has developed additional assets and tools that he is able to use to assist in the introduction of cultural change initiatives that may be the root cause of what is inhibiting peak organizational performance. The concept of honest and open communication is critical as a retention tool to preserve key talent in today’s highly competitive work environment.
Bob has held VP level positions for both public and private corporations that included extensive work with Boards of Directors with a principal interface being with the Compensation Committees. He has worked in house for Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel, AT&T, Tektronix, U-Haul, Sequent Computer Systems and Grass Valley Group. In addition, his consulting practice have included such diverse clients as Leitch Technology Corp., The Standard, Inovise Medical, AMI Semiconductor, Intel Corporation, Air BP Aviation, Bank of the Cascades, Santa Clara Water District and Nike.