Philip has spent his career helping people succeed in their businesses and is now an evangelist and coach for the better way to becoming an entrepreneur: through business acquisition. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from Auburn University. Philip spent several years in public accounting with some of the top CPA firms in the country and worked many years in the manufacturing industry as a Chief Financial Officer. He has worked with several different industries in just about every possible accounting-related role.
Before leaving public accounting and jumping into private industry, Philip managed his firm’s turnaround advisory group helping restructure failing businesses. During this time, he also assisted that firm’s transaction advisory group helping businesses perform due diligence for potential business acquisitions. This gave birth to Philip’s intense passion for buying businesses.
Philip identifies first as a follower of Christ Jesus, then as a loving husband, engaged father and then dedicated entrepreneur. Philip and his wife, Sarah, own a successful real estate investment company as well as a business consulting practice.
Philip is the host of The Business Miner Podcast, where he interviews those who have bought businesses and experts who have helped others buy businesses. The host and guests deliver gold nuggets to aspiring entrepreneurs to share with them helpful tips for finding, analyzing, and closing on business deals.
On a personal level, Philip enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. Things they enjoy doing together are playing guitar and singing, attending church, playing sports, spending time in nature, fishing, travelling, and riding horses.
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What Business Owners Like You Are Saying
"Philip is a great leader. He was innovative and brought the best out of the members of his team by inspiring and mentoring. His strong accounting background, extensive knowledge of mergers, and expertise in data mining and computer systems made him instrumental in the seamless acquisition of multiple businesses and the growth of Sequatchie."
— Stephanie Arnold, CFO of Sequatchie Concrete Service, Inc
"Philip and I worked together when he was at Warren Averett leading the Turnaround Advisory Services group. He was a tremendous help to many of our buy-side advisory clients in various due diligence matters."
— Hanny Akl, Partner at Warren Averett (Transaction Advisory Services)
"Philip was the CFO of one of my large clients. I worked closely with Philip and know he is competent and experienced when it comes to buying and selling businesses."
— Sasan Zamani, Tax Partner at Frazier & Deeter CPA and Advisors
"Philip has bent over backwards helping me find the right painting business for me to buy. His creative thinking has led me down the path towards buying a small painting business and creating a franchise from it."