Charles Phillips is chief executive officer of Infor, the third largest business applications software company in the world with 90,000 customers in 190 countries and 17,000 employees. Headquartered in New York City, Infor provides cloud applications to automate industrial, retail, public sector, and healthcare processes with last mile, industry-specific features. Key customers include Boeing, Ferrari, Nordstrom, Georgia Pacific, BAE, Mayo Clinic, New York City MTA, U.S. Navy, Hermes, Nike, and many others. With over 65 million subscribers in the cloud, Infor was one of the earliest and largest software companies to exploit the public Amazon cloud platform instead of building proprietary computer infrastructure. Other industry firsts include a team of scientists in Kendall Square, M.I.T. building machine learning applications by industry as well as a dedicated creative agency in New York specializing in digital transformation and design.
Previously, Mr. Phillips was president of Oracle Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. During his eight-year tenure, the company tripled in size and market capitalization and successfully acquired 70 companies. Prior to Oracle, Mr. Phillips was a managing director at Morgan Stanley in the Technology Group and served on its Board of Directors and was an Institutional Investor All Star for 10 consecutive years. Before his career on Wall Street, Mr. Phillips served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines at Camp Lejeune in a line of three generations of military service. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a J.D. from New York Law School, and an MBA from Hampton University and is a member of the Georgia State Bar Association.
Mr. Phillips serves on the Boards of Viacom Corporation, the Apollo Theater, Business Executives for National Security, and the New York Police Foundation. He also served on President Obama’s Economic Recovery Board, led by Paul Volcker, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.