Phil Dillard is an entrepreneur and executive with experience in finance and strategy. A Philadelphia native, now living in San Francisco, Phil completed his BS in General Science, U.S. Naval Academy. After spending nearly 7 years on active duty with the US Navy, he completed MBA in Finance and Strategy at the Chicago Booth Business School. After several years as a corporate strategy consultant, manufacturing executive, and corporate strategy/innovation consultant, Phil embarked on his entrepreneurial career. He leveraged his experience from multiple industries to launch a small wind CleanTech company, serve as an advisor to a BioPlastics company and lead as CFO of a marketing automation company. Currently, independent consultant and faculty of the Lean Startup Company, Phil helps early stage and growth companies develop and implement strategies and processes that provide a foundation for profitable growth. He is also a MBA professor of Negotiations and Entrepreneurship at Golden Gate University and a board member at CiviCorps in Oakland California.