Charles Phillips is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors at Infor. Previously Charles Phillips served as CEO at Infor Global Solutions, one of the world’s foremost enterprise software makers. To this leadership role, Charles Phillips brings two decades of in-depth experience at the intersection of financial services, analytics, intellectual property, and emerging media.
Before accepting his position with Infor, Mr. Phillips spent seven years as president of Oracle Corporation, serving on its executive management committee and board of directors. His experience also includes tenure as a managing director of Morgan Stanley’s Technology Group.
Charles Phillips is also a noted philanthropist who maintains a strong involvement in projects that strengthen his local and national communities. He is a former member of President Barack Obama’s Economic Recovery Board and currently directs the work of the Charles and Karen Phillips Charitable Organization, which focuses on providing financial assistance to single parents and students hoping to pursue careers in engineering.
Formerly a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Charles Phillips additionally directs his foundation’s efforts to assist wounded veterans. In 2012, he was the special guest speaker at the Marine Corps’ annual birthday ball. At the event, Mr. Phillips welcomed back his former unit, which had recently returned from duty in Afghanistan.
The foundation has awarded more than 100 grants over the last two years. Charles Phillips, his wife, and their two fellow board members are all longtime friends who decided to help others overcome some of the same obstacles they themselves had faced. Board members’ personal experiences of growing up in one-parent households, their dedication to education in science and technology fields, and their past military service all inform their philanthropic commitments.
In addition to his work with his foundation, Mr. Phillips sits on the boards of various nonprofits. Among these are Jazz at Lincoln Center, the American Museum of Natural History, and the New York Historical Society.