In a career that includes being a member of the 1978 NBA World Champion Washington Bullets team, multi-unit franchise business ownership, corporate executive for various Fortune 500 companies, founding three business start-ups, and serving as a board member for several non-profits, Phil Walker has significant and diverse business experience across multiple end markets and geographic regions.
Mr. Walker is an accomplished senior-level business development executive and intrapreneur with a 25+ year record of achievement and demonstrated success driving multi-million dollar revenue growth while providing visionary leadership in highly competitive markets. He is a results-driven professional with proven ability and exceptional leadership skills in strategic business development accelerated market share growth and enhanced client loyalty while concurrently planning and implementing critical business expansion. He has an exceptional track record of delivering revenue growth, cost containment, building strategic alliances with a focus on sustainable technologies, and implementing operating efficiencies that deliver strong financial results. He also has a strong commitment to environmental principles that support corporate and community sustainability.
As Managing Principal at W2 Group, a boutique business and market development consulting firm that provides customized solutions for the formulation and implementation of business strategies, Mr. Walker is responsible for providing strategic direction, building the corporate portfolio, and managing partner relations. W2 Group’s focus is engaging with companies that provide sustainable products/technologies and view sustainability as a way to drive revenue. He leads a consulting team that helps businesses meet the challenge of tapping into this emerging consumer mindset and create new market opportunities based on sustainability-inspired innovations.
His prior career in the private sector includes such companies as Xerox, Steelcase and Right Management, where responsibilities ranged from sales management to providing strategic leadership for large multi-million dollar business units. Mr. Walker has also served on various non-profit boards such as Philadelphia Futures, Millersville University Foundation, National Adoption Center and Triskeles.
Mr. Walker currently resides with his son, Christian, in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia.