Cynthia A. Phillips PhD

Cynthia A. Phillips, PhD, Global Business & UN SDG Journalist. Cynthia A. Phillips is an economist/agricultural economist as well as a business consultant to for-profit and social enterprises with over 25 years of experience in the areas of risk management, strategic planning, marketing, branding, analytics, big data, business development, sustainability and global expansion. Former Director of International Marketing & Risk Management at American Express and consults with technology companies and start-ups such as Cisco Systems and Riverbed. She is the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Vessl, Inc. a disruptive packaging company. She serves as a senior advisor to CEOs of disruptive companies and organizations like Etho Capital, PlugnPlay Tech Center, Immunicom, BioLargo, Turnkey Group, and NimbusT. Phillips sits on several nonprofit boards such as Davis College|Akilah Institute. Phillips is a champion of the 17 UN SDGs and supports nonprofit organizations as well as companies of any scale to integrate the SDGs into their business planning, Business Intelligence, ESG and CSR. She is the founder of GlobalShiftTV, The Disruptive Factory, and The Disruptive Factory-Creative. A writer and producer, she has several projects in development including a feature on the life and legacy of Florence Nightingale and was an Executive Producer of A Plastic Ocean.