Tom Phillips

Principal, Executive Search

As part of the Koya team, Tom identifies and recruits leaders to positions in student affairs, information technology, facilities, compliance, athletics, and finance & administration.

A partial listing of clients Tom has engaged with includes Yale University, Northwestern University, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, Cornell University, Wake Forest University, Rutgers University, Wayne State University and Oberlin College.

Previously, Tom served as Vice President at Neumann Executive Search Partners; he joined Koya when the two firms merged.

Prior to moving into the executive search world, Tom worked for nearly a decade in student affairs in higher education at the University of Michigan, Oregon State University and Colorado State University.

In his free time, Tom enjoys swimming competitively and recently competed in the masters swimming world championships in Budapest.

Tom has an M.A. in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University and a B.S. from Florida State University.

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