As the new President and member of the Board of Directors for Infor, Charles Phillips is now considered as one of the company’s biggest and most important assets. He has been well known as a business executive with comprehensive professional portfolio, exceptional leadership skills, and incomparable passion for work. He has also successfully maintained a reputable image throughout his career and has been considered as one of the most respected personalities in the executive scene of the IT software industry. People who worked with him also find him a major contributor to the tremendous success achieved by the companies he joined to.
Phillips was able to establish an extensive academic profile, which he used to become a competitive candidate for the management and leadership positions handled during his early career. He is a degree holder of Computer Science that he earned from the United States Air Force Academy. He then pursued and completed his studies for Juris Doctorate degree at the New York Law School. After that, he successfully earned at the Hampton University his Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree. His professional life started when he joined the US Marine Corps where he served as the Captain for the 2nd battalion of 10th marines. Since then, he has been a notable member of professional organizations like The American Museum of Natural History, Viacom Inc., Morgan Stanley, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, and New York Law School. He has been able to apply his expertise in the activities of these institutions. At the same time, these institutions have also helped him improve his knowledge and skills in various aspects of leadership and group participation.
It was in 2009 when Charles Phillips CEO was appointed as a member to the Economic Recovery Advisory Board of the US National Government. Among his main responsibilities in this prestigious position is the giving of advice and counseling sessions regarding the economy. Prior to joining the executive team of Infor, Phillips was among the brilliant minds behind the undeniable success of Oracle, particular in its recent string of acquisitions. Infor’s former CEO tapped Phillips’ shoulder to fill his shoes. He firmly believes that Phillips will play the key role in the next 12 to 18 months of Infor’s Initial Public Offering (IPO). Currently holding $2.2 billion in revenues, Infor is about to thrive into its next level of operations with the incomparable expertise of Charles Phillips as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.