As a Project Director, Phil Zolan brings over 35 years of experience in the areas of operations, manufacturing, construction, finance, and mergers and acquisitions to our clients, to help them achieve their full potential. Direct industry experience includes public utilities and power generation, textile and flooring manufacturing, technology and industry research at a not-for-profit association, and custom flooring manufacturing, all at the Director and General Manager levels. He has a unique ability to make complex problems understandable, and getting people to get out of their own way. Understanding what motivates people, getting people to understand and accept change, becoming accountable for their actions, and utilizing simple and relatable performance metrics are an underlying foundation to most of the improvement initiatives implemented with clients.
Phil is a native of Chicago, IL and now resides in Kennesaw, GA. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. Phil also holds a post-graduate MBA from the University of Chicago, and is also a Certified Change Management Specialist.