As VP, Operations, Phillip leads YSM’s support functions, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration among the organization’s various operational teams. His current combined portfolio at YSM includes finance, IT, legal, property services, project management and administrative support, providing the backbone of strong support that enables YSM’s broad impact across community members, donors and partners. Phillip has a depth of experience leading all organizational areas with particular strength in client-facing service delivery, information technology infrastructure solutions, project management, people & culture and board governance. He has a passion for best practices and established YSM’s award-winning People & Culture team, including building the people processes, systems, tools and policies to support YSM’s growth.
Prior to joining YSM in 2018, Phillip spent 10 years as a senior leader for a global technology firm, followed by 12 years in the charitable sector, including his work as CEO of a private Christian school and working as a senior consultant to the Board of Directors of a charity in Toronto’s Malvern neighbourhood. Phillip also launched a non-profit dedicated to providing second career supports for mature students and served as VP Support Services for a non-profit security firm dedicated to providing meaningful work for veterans. In addition to serving as an elder at his church, Phillip has previously served as a board member in the non-profit sector and completed his Master of Theology at Tyndale Seminary in 2023.