JULIE BOOTH PHILLIPS
Do you like a challenge? Do you like to try different things? Do you like to problem solve?
Yes, yes, yes…
I am where I am because I had a supportive father who recommended I get an Electrical Engineering degree. He, too, had an EE degree and was a Systems Engineer at IBM where he had accounts like Eli Lilly. He wrote me a letter when I was in high school that said if I got an EE degree, it would open doors for me. He said that I would have options. I could do EE work or I could do marketing, sales, or be a manager.
I am blessed to have had a father supporting me to pursue STEM. So, off to Purdue University I went and graduated with an EE degree. When I went around to different companies at the college fairs, Andersen Consulting drew me in: Do you like a challenge? Do you like to try different things? Do you like to problem solve? Yes, Yes and Yes!!! This led to 25 years at Andersen, which eventually became Accenture.
With over three decades of complex sales and delivery experience, I was promoted to Managing Director with accountability for the North America government practice focused on human (social) services. I had a variety of experiences and oversaw hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts and managed thousands of people. This experience helps me, as owner and CEO of aFit, be understanding and responsive to what our clients, prime vendors, and our employees need to be successful.
Three ways we problem-solve for our clients:
- Seeking to understand and listening to our clients
- Hiring and growing high-quality talent
- Focusing on solutions that create true outcomes for our clients
I believe in doing the right thing…by our clients and by our people. Integrity is a core value for a reason.
I also believe that at the end of the day, quality of life is what matters. It is the relationships we have and the people in our lives that matter. We spend the majority of our time each week at work so we want to enjoy who we work with and what we do. By focusing on doing the right thing, good things happen. This is the foundation of our culture at afit.
With 30 years of experience in software development and business consulting, Greg Phillips is bringing his knowledge and experience to aFit as the Chief Operating Officer. Born and raised in Indiana, Greg received his degree in Mathematics from Indiana University. Most recently Greg spent 17 years with DMI as a Managing Consultant and Business Architect where he mentored and lead new team members, built and managed client relationships, and oversaw project financials. He has been a role model for team members and enjoys spending time teaching and coaching to help others grow and succeed in their careers.
Greg is passionate and focused on bringing ideas to life through technology. He has helped small entrepreneurial companies as well as Fortune 100 companies to enhance, maintain and migrate their enterprise systems. These companies include Eli Lilly, Progressive Insurance and Liberty Mutual. As a consultant, he held many roles including Project Manager, Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, Developer, Product Owner and Scrum Master.
Wai-Ming-Yu is a trusted advisor to the c-suite and a former Partner of a fortune 500 global consultancy with 25 years’ experience, profitably building, growing, and running the operations of multi-million-dollar businesses, managing P&Ls to meet and exceed target expectations. Served in the c-suite as an SVP and the Chief Product, Customer Experience, Digital, and Marketing Officer—driving profitable growth through product innovations, insight-driven CX, digital expansion strategies, and high value branding and marketing.
Wai is a collaborative leader who enjoys mentoring others and excels at building strong and enduring trusted relationships with colleagues, teams, customers, and alliance partners. She is strategic problem solver who is resourceful, outcomes focused and skilled at consensus building across disparate groups. Above all, Wai is a passionate leader who takes accountability and decisively makes decisions that drive positive results.
TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST