A few words about Philip.
After graduating from the University of Warwick with a B.A. (Hons) in History and Politics, Philip moved to Moscow to study Russian at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), before getting his first experience working as Business Development Manager for the start-up distributor of Herman Miller office furniture in the Russian Federation. After three years, he moved to the Netherlands where he completed an MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management – Erasmus University. Philip relocated to Milan in 2011 where he joined Bain & Company working primarily in Consumer Goods, Private Equity and Retail practices in projects in many European and extra-European countries. In 2019 he left Bain to join the Italian office of boutique strategy consulting firm LTP/OC&C.
What motivated you to join iStarter?
I was attracted to iStarter by its diverse team of equity partners and their commitment to help Italian scale-ups grow. Furthermore, having started my career in a start-up and having watched it grow from 2 people in a room to 12 in a large showroom, I have an attraction to entrepreneurship in general which I wish to foster.
What contribution can your profile bring to the iStarter partnership?
I want to bring my experience assisting companies with commercial excellence topics, business due diligences and strategic growth plans for the most diverse industries and geographies to help build the next generation of Italian “excellences”.
Which business initiatives are you most interested in, or which ones have struck you lately?
I am particularly interested in all “lifestyle” industries such as food, beverage, fashion and design. If you make/deliver a service of excellent quality in an innovative way, I’d like to know more about it!