He's an educator, startup advisor, biker, former CPA, and sports fanatic. Phil is the founder of the Phil Greenwood Group, a management advisory firm that focuses on providing training and advisory services to early and growth stage companies. As an educator, he has taught at the Wisconsin School of Business in Madison, WI for over 15 years in the areas of entrepreneurship, finance, and strategy. Courses include New Venture Creation, Entrepreneurial Finance, Private Equity, Business Strategy, and Entrepreneurial Management. While primarily teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, Phil has also taught at Copenhagen Business School, HEC MBA Program, KOC University Executive MBA program, University of St. Thomas - St Paul, MN, etc.
As a business advisor, Phil has consulted with a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations in the MidWest. Consulting engagements include developing strategic plans, financing plans for startups, financial analysis, and fund raising. In total, Phil has assisted firms in raising over $70 Million in startup and growth capital in industries such as cellular medicine, biotechnology, software, nanotechnology and service firms. Phil's primary focus is in helping growth companies develop long-range strategic and financial plans.
From a corporate training perspective, he has facilitated training courses in Finance, Strategy, and Accounting including areas like Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Mergers and Acquisitions, Communication for IR Professionals, Capital Budgeting and other courses. Clients include(d) Genus/ABS Global, the Wisconsin Supplier Distributor Council, Brunswick Corporation, WW Grainger, Abbott Laboratories, Hollister Corporation and other international businesses.
Prior to his current roles, Phil worked in Finance, Accounting and Sales at KPMG, McDonald's Corporation and Abbott Laboratories in the Greater Chicago Area.
Phil obtained his PhD, MBA-Finance, and BBA - Accounting at UW-Madison. He also is a Certified Public Accountant for the State of Illinois.
His professional expertise: startups, private equity, venture capital, valuation, business strategies, entrepreneurial growth strategies, financial planning, and financial ratio analysis.