Brian Phillips | Amherst Partners
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Brian Phillips

Managing Director


About Brian

With over 20 years of experience in both the private sector and public accounting, including 12 years as an advisor, Brian has amassed diverse experience in a wide range of industries. Specializing in turnaround and crisis management, profit enhancement, debt restructuring and litigation support services, Brian has represented debtors, creditors and customers in the automotive supply, manufacturing, retail, not-for-profit, government, technology and service industries.

Brian has served as interim CFO for publicly traded and private companies and also has provided clients with bankruptcy-related services and litigation support including expert witness testimony, forensic accounting, evaluation of claims, and the identification and quantification of damages. Brian began his career in public accounting before becoming Corporate Controller for an aluminum extrusion company. He also spent five years serving as CFO of a Tier 1 metal stamping company, during which time he assisted in the company’s sale to a Dutch multinational corporation.

Brian is a graduate of Oakland University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a CPA, a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He is a member of the AICPA, MACPA, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and Turnaround Management Association (TMA). Brian is an active member of his church and children’s school, and serves as a member of both the school and church boards of directors.