Michael Phillips

  • Digital Strategist
  • Non-profit Executive
  • Activist
  • Father of Daughters







About






Digital Strategist, Non-profit Executive, Father of Daughters, Activist

Full Name

Michael Phillips

Birthday

July 31st

Birth Place

Pittsburgh, Pa

Michael Phillips - michaelphillips.com

Address

Greenfield, Ma

Phone

(413) 829-4176

Email Address

michael@michaelphillips.com

I would like to combine my 10+ years of activist and organizing experience, non-profit board management experience and 15+ years of digital strategist experience in a new role that facilitates change in the world. I'm interested in opportunities with non-profits or with for-profit progressive thinking organizations.

Let's talk.







Skills






Ecommerce Operations

ATG, Venda, Broadvision, Speed Commerce, MKS

Personnel Management

25+ years of experience, 10 in executive HR role

Digital Solutions Integration

Bazaarvoice, Akamai, Coremetrics, GA, Keynote Systems, etc...

Ecommerce Hosting Management

AT&T, USi, Rackspace, Venda, etc...

Non-profit Board

Fundraising, Event Organization, Mission Definition, etc...

Vegetable Gardening

1 Acre plot. Potatoes, Tomatoes, Carrots, kale, Peppers, Brussel Sprouts, Beets, Peas, Beans, etc...

Musician

I try

Photoshop

I've been using it since it was invented, but not as my primary function.







Education






Criminology / Legal Studies

University of Maryland

College Park, MD

1983 - 1984

Criminology

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pa

1982 - 1983







Employment History






Digital Strategist / Web Dev MGR

Yankee Candle Company Inc.

South Deerfield, Ma

January 2000 - Present

  • Lead e-commerce and intranet initiatives since January 2000. Annual sales over $70M online. (Retail site named to Internet Retailers "Top 50" retail web sites - Top 5 for the Gifts and Flowers category)
  • Responsible for all public facing digital interfaces of multi-channel, multi-brand business
  • Direct all aspects of international Retail, Wholesale, Fundraising and intranet web development processes for all brands and channels
  • Lead Information Architect and User Interface expert
  • Manage all web development staff, 3rd party provider partners and consultants
  • Evaluate and recommend marketing opportunities, new technologies, and project potential. Invent new sales and marketing applications
  • Create and execute strategy for use of emergent Internet technologies in support of division and corporate initiatives

Executive Director

Access to Technology (A2T)

Greenfield, Ma

January 2009 - Present

  • Founded organization to provide free computers and other technology to young people, non-profits, artists and activists

Webmaster / Application Evangelist

F.N.Reporter / Thomson Financial Interactive (News and Research Division)

Amherst, Ma

February 1999 - January 2000

  • Coordinated with team of developers and investors to create sophisticated new tools and algorithms used to search 100+ live news feeds for events likely to influence stock prices. Technology spin-off from Umass, CIIR labs.
  • Design public facing demonstrations of technology (sales tools)
  • This product / company acquired by Thomson Financial

Project & Graduate Lab Manager

The University of Massachusetts Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR)

Amherst, Ma

July 1997 - January 1999

  • Developed advanced search applications for The White House, the Unified Agenda, Library of Congress using "Inquery" search technology
  • Provided advice and ongoing consulting for C.I.I.R. corporate and government members
  • Build and maintain data driven applications using proprietary Information Retrieval technologies. Design and develop U.I.'s for client and demonstration applications

Co-founder / President

World Wide Impact, Inc.

Greenfield, Ma

July 1996 - July 1998

  • Worked with co-founder to establish successful web design and development firm
  • Provided full range of internet / intranet development. Clients included NOKIA, Longacre & White, Nukebusters, Dean's Beans Coffee

East Coast Regional Director

Greenpeace USA

DC, NYC, Boston

January 1989 - May 1996

  • Create and realize east coast regional budgets ($3 to $5 million)
  • Coordinate East Coast campaign work with local office staff, community volunteers, coalition groups and Campaign Directors. Organized around Local, National and International issues including work in Japan to save whales, stop ocean incineration in NJ, to establish Antarctica as a World Park, Environmental Justice campaigns, etc..
  • Recruit, hire, train, provide orientation and ongoing H.R. / development support for 16 office directors and assistants and up to 300 staff
  • Supervise all fundraising, campaign and donor development work on the East Coast
  • Reset expectations of what a grassroots office could accomplish in terms of recruiting, fundraising, grassroots lobbying and personnel development

Canvass Director

Greenpeace

Washington DC, Philadelphia, Amherst, Raleigh NC, Provincetown MA, Jacksonville FL, Ft Lauderdale, FL

January 1986 – January 1989

  • Opened offices around the USA
  • Hired and trained new office directors
  • Directed Washington DC office (led the country in fundraising, recruiting and grassroots organizing)








Activist & Board Experience






MASSACHUSETTS VIRTUAL ACADEMY AT GREENFIELD

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
June 2013 - Present

  • The Commonwealth’s first virtual K-12 public school, delivers a transformative education with unique strengths and flexibility perfectly suited for the modern world. Our approach encourages critical thinking and an independent learning style that meets the key needs of diverse learners by providing educational resources that cultivate curiosity, exploration and inquiry.

GREENFIELD LOCAL CULTURAL COUNCIL

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
January 2010 - Present

  • The GLCC is a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council (LCC) program, the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

THE THRIVE PROJECT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS / VOLUNTEER
January 2010 - January 2014

  • Through tutoring, coaching, apprenticeship, artistic engagement, and community participation - helps young adults go beyond merely surviving to build lives that they find meaningful.

LGBT COALITION OF WESTERN MA

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
December 2012 - January 2014

  • A 501(c)(3) organization established to improve and preserve the wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Identified people of all races and ethnicities.

GREENFIELD EDUCATION FOUNDATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
January 2010 - January 2011

  • Dedicated to maintaining and sustaining the high quality of education in Greenfield Public Schools

GREENPEACE USA

REGIONAL DIRECTOR (East Coast)
JANUARY 1989 - July 1996

  • Create and realize east coast regional budgets ($3 to $5 million).
  • Coordinate East Coast campaign work with local office staff, community volunteers, coalition groups and Campaign Directors.
  • Organized around Local, National and International issues including work in Japan to save whales, stop ocean incineration in NJ, to establish Antarctica as a World Park, Environmental Justice campaigns, etc..
  • Recruit, hire, train, provide orientation and ongoing H.R. / development support for 16 office directors and assistants and up to 300 staff.
  • Supervise all fundraising, campaign and donor development work on the East Coast
  • Reset expectations of what a grassroots office could accomplish in terms of recruiting, fundraising, grassroots lobbying and personnel development.

ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / FOUNDER
January 2009 - Present

  • A2T provides thousands of computers and other technology equipment, at no cost, to young people, students, artists, activists and non-profit organizations. We accept equipment donations from corporations and private schools in New England - saving those organizations disposal fees and keeping perfectly functioning equipment out of landfills.

GREENPEACE

CANVASS DIRECTOR
April 1985 - January 1989

  • Opened offices around the USA - Washington DC, Philadelphia, Amherst, Raleigh NC, Provincetown MA, Jacksonville FL, Ft Lauderdale, FL.
  • Hired and trained new office directors. Directed Washington DC office (led the country in fundraising, recruiting and grassroots organizing).

Milestones

$300M+

Ecommerce Sales

225

Projects Completed

66,560

Work Hours

23

Songs Written







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Greenfield, Massachusetts
mike@michaelphillips.com
(413) 829-4176