Howard ‘Bud’ Phillips
Chief Information Officer
Bud has over 25 years of experience integrating technology, operations, and strategy. Most recently, and prior to joining Elevate in 2015, Bud was CIO for AmLaw firm LeClairRyan, where he transformed the firm’s legacy IT architecture to a virtualized, secure, and cost-efficient system, harnessing infrastructure as a service cloud computing technology, to support rapid firm growth. Bud led the customer acquisition operations group at Capital One, achieving significant gains in quality, capacity, and cost-effectiveness by applying Agile and Lean leadership and management principles. Prior to that, as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting and Monitor Group, Bud advised many large corporate customers on industry evolution, cost reduction, acquisition strategy, market positioning, and competitive intelligence. Bud has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA in Business & Economics from William & Mary.