Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

Managing Director, Executive Search

Tom Phillips specializes in leading Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Student Affairs Officer, and other senior executive searches for higher education clients across the country. Tom is based in Boston, MA.

Tom partners with a broad range of clients including large public and private research institutions, small, private liberal arts colleges, and Jesuit and other faith-based colleges and universities. He has successfully led searches for Deans, Athletic Directors, and VP’s for every administrative function, HR, IT, Facilities, Finance, and Student Affairs.

Tom is a Vice President with Koya Leadership Partners. Prior to Koya, Tom worked with a boutique higher education executive search firm, Brill Neumann. Prior to moving into the executive search world, Tom worked for a decade in student affairs in higher education at the University of Michigan, Oregon State University, and Colorado State University.

Tom received his B.S. cum laude from Florida State University and earned his M.Ed. from Colorado State University. Tom is the 2019 Canadian Masters Swimming National Champion in the 50 freestyle!