Business Advisor at Aileron
Phillip is passionate about discovery, leadership, and culture. As a small business owner, Aileron’s mission of unleashing the potential of private business through professional management resonates deeply with Phillip. He believes that the respect and gratitude that Aileron Founder Clay Mathile expresses for the business owners who put their capital at risk to build better communities is compelling and uncommon.
Phillip earned an Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. He has also completed online studies in Organizational Leadership taught by the faculty of Northwestern University.
However, the “School of Hard Knocks” has always been the most influential part of his journey and his experience as a young entrepreneur is at the forefront of these experiences. After graduating from college, Phillip founded Perma-Column, Inc. a company that developed, patented, and commercialized a innovative foundation system for the Post-Frame Industry. After successfully growing his company into a firm with locations throughout the United States and Canada, Phillip sold Perma-Column in 2014.
After the sale, Phillip founded Accendo Business Development, LLC and has provided consultation to international and domestic companies in the Food Processing Industry, Agri-Science Industry, and the Heavy Equipment Manufacturing Sector. His firm was contracted by Haldrup GmbH, a German manufacturer of heavy field research equipment. He led the startup team which built their North American operations and started Haldrup USA, Corp. In addition to his work in manufacturing, Phillip has done consultation for private equity firms. His work in this field involves mergers and acquisitions, business development, and portfolio optimization.
Phillip has always taken an active volunteer role in his community. He has served on the Chamber Board of Directors, held a seat on the County Council and State Committee, served as a Governor’s appointee on the Indiana Medicaid Advisory Board, and (most importantly) a Coach for his children’s’ Upward Soccer Teams.