Faculty and Consultant
Patti Phillips is an Associate and Strategical Planning and Operations Consultant with El Camino Group, LLC. Patti is a Cross-Industry Strategy and Transformation Executive and a seasoned strategy and operations executive with extensive experience leading transformations to create more strategic, effective and agile organizations. She has helped companies in all growth stages to define and drive market and operational responses to capitalize on times of change including strategic redirection and growth, turnaround and restructuring, corporate development and start-up strategy.
Patti’s approach is decidedly change oriented, focused on rethinking and optimizing strategic approach, revenue generation models and target operating models from the customer point of view in order to deliver substantial and sustainable results. The broad scope and scale of much of her work has demanded a refined understanding of relationship management and the ability to resolve issues and build consensus across many stakeholder groups and cross enterprise teams. She has repeatedly achieved multimillion-dollar impact through long and short-range transition programs.
Throughout her career Patti has focused on both the strategy of defining a future target state, and on refining transformation techniques and practices to achieve them. Her interest is in not only driving point to point transitions, but in creating sustainable organizational agility, allowing businesses to sense and respond quickly and effectively to the increasing pace of change. In doing so she takes a holistic and foundational approach, embracing required adjustment to prevailing systems, structure, culture and practices.
Patti has worked across a diverse range of industries and disciplines including telecommunications, consumer products, financial services, manufacturing, aerospace, and transportation, holding both functional leadership and consulting leadership positions throughout her career. She has spanned both strategy and execution positions, leading operational groups within several areas including strategy, finance, project and portfolio management, customer experience and HR/L&D, among others.
Patti lives an active lifestyle in Glendale, California with her family. She is actively involved in her community holding board positions for several years in organizations focused on children and family in underserved areas of Los Angeles. She is also an avid supporter of animal rescue causes.