Phillip Blackerby, helps organizations transform into high-performance enterprises. He coaches executives to envision a more successful future, develop strategies to accomplish it and organize resources to make it happen.
Mr. Blackerby was Lead Project Manager for the Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership (now RevAZ), helping small manufacturers improve their productivity. He managed the Lean Enterprise and Professional Business Advisor product lines at MEP headquarters at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where his team won the coveted Uriano Award. He also developed the FastTrac® Manufacturing business planning training program, published four volumes of manufacturing transformation and improvement case studies, and evaluated enterprise assessment systems and advanced technology grant applications.
Mr. Blackerby co-owned a management consultancy specializing in assessment and strategic planning. He trained hundreds of managers in strategic planning and related topics, facilitated dozens of strategic planning processes and published several articles. His wide-ranging experiences include negotiating banking relationships, managing an e-business, legislative lobbying, analyzing financial markets, improving cost-accounting and managing a $96 million budget.
Mr. Blackerby served as Associate Deputy Treasurer of Texas, budget director for the Texas Comptroller, and management auditor for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). He is a certified executive coach and trainer (CCUI) and FastTrac business planning instructor. Mr. Blackerby earned a Masterís degree from the LBJ School, The University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelorís degree with honors in economics from Brown University, Providence. He is married, has four daughters and dotes on his two grandchildren. He dislikes snow and likes Shakespeare.