Senior strategic development executive

Successfully designing and implementing growth initiatives and organizational structures for companies in multiple industries, from promising startups through Fortune 50 corporations.

I utilize the best practices in listening, problem solving and strategic planning to provide clients a balanced approach for addressing the quantitative and qualitative aspects of businesses. This helps synthesize and cross-pollenate best practices from companies of different sizes and industries. My clients are small to mid-sized companies seeking transformational change by leveraging new technology or processes to solve a problem with significant financial, environmental or social impact. Having experiences across a number of industries, I'm able to leverage effective, but not readily apparent solutions from one industry to another.

“I wholeheartedly endorse Phil Dillard. I believe Phil has a a very strong work ethic and an uncanny ability to manage strategic projects, especially those involving large numbers of people with competing agendas. Phil handled these complexities smoothly and efficiently and delivered excellent project work, not to mention leadership, on time.”
David Easthope, Senior Vice President at Celent


Success Stories

  • Developed and Implemented a Market Entry and Sales Support program for a $60M division of a Global P&C Insurer that led the division to triple the book of business.
  • Secured letters enabling over $750K of Phase I and Phase II NSF funding for a biomaterials startup.
  • Grew $25M after-market P&L in excess of 10% per quarter while increasing quarterly margins by over 10%. 
  • Led M&A analysis, due diligence and integration on 2 new $25M lines of automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Sold and led a clicks-n-mortar initiative for the largest consumer electronics retailer.
  • Designed and implemented a multi-million-dollar strategic alliance with a Fortune 100 software company.
  • Coordinated a strategic alliance development with credit card provider for a Fortune 50 financial services firm.
  • Re-designed the sales process for a Fortune 100 P&C insurance company.



  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business,  MBA Finance & Strategy
  • US Naval Academy, BS General Science


Advisory Roles

  • Golden Gate University, Adjunct MBA Professor of Negotiations
  • Civicorps, President of the Board of Directors
  • Bunker Labs, National Board Member
  • Lean Startup Co., Teaching Faculty
  • VETCON, Partner