Sally Phillips is best known for her outstanding contributions to top-ranked companies transforming Human Resources into a strategic business partner, leading transition and reorganization teams for acquisitions of small & large companies and reducing back office costs. With her vast employment law experience, Sally is uniquely able to identify & thereby prevent risk to the companies for which she consults on HR and legal issues. Sally works with both large and small clients in all facets of employment law and human resources — from legal and HR strategy to forming basic human resource policies and executive coaching.
While serving as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs for Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Sally put in place strategic performance management systems to enhance the performance of the leadership team. She has orchestrated acquisition transitions, reduced legal costs, aligned strategic, business and operational planning, enhanced organizational development, and created cost controls for risk management, legal, administration and human resources.
Sally has worked with larger companies, serving as Chief Administrative Officer, VP-Legal and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for a $2.5 billion services company. She initiated large-scale change for Pinkerton, a global organization that transitioned from a mid-size privately held company, through a public offering, significant organic and acquired growth, sale of the company and the resulting privatization. She played a vital leadership role reshaping the company as it grew with major acquisitions, a diversification of services, and the dramatic expansion of its customer base.
Sally has also held the positions of Corporate Ethics Office and Assistant General Counsel. Her prior experience as an employment lawyer with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, allows her to wear several hats in the consulting world, successfully bridging the gap between Human Resources, Executive Management and Legal oversight and compliance.
Sally’s client list includes both large, public corporations, smaller privately held organizations and not-for profit entities. Sally’s speaking engagements have included the Learning Community, a continuing education program, ASTD, YEO and TEC.
Sally received her B.S. from NYU and her J.D. Cum Laude, from Georgetown.