Michael Phillips

Managing Director Global Professional Development

Michael Phillips is the Managing Director of Global Professional Development at Stage-Gate International, leading a dedicated team of professionals who train and develop product innovation executives and teams. Michael’s specialty includes the design and delivery of innovation training on a variety of topics to organizations of all sizes and across all industries. Michael’s candidness, passion, and enthusiasm engages participants in all training programs and improves corporate innovation performance.

Prior to joining Stage-Gate International, Michael managed the consulting/training group of Franklin Covey and has lead teams assisting some of the world’s largest organizations to address their most complex strategic business issues. Michael has worked with an impressive array of international companies, and brings expertise on product innovation strategy, game theory, organizational development, leadership development, and personal effectiveness.

Michael holds a Master of Business Administration from Henley Management College, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from the University of Toronto.