Charles Phillips is Chief Executive Officer of Infor, the third largest business software company in the world. Infor has 13,000 employees in 164 countries with $3 billion in revenue and 70,000 customers and is headquartered in Silicon Alley in New York City. Prior to Infor, Phillips was President of Oracle Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. During his seven and a half year tenure, the company tripled in size and successfully acquired 70 companies.
Prior to Oracle, Phillips was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in the Technology Group and served on its Board of Directors. At Morgan he was selected as an Institutional Investor All-Star for ten consecutive years.Before his 18-year career on Wall Street, Phillips was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines. Phillips holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a JD from New York Law School, and an MBA from Hampton University and is a member of the Georgia State Bar Association.Phillips serves on the Boards of Viacom Corporation, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Law School, the American Museum of Natural History, the United States Air Force Academy Endowment Fund, The New York Historical Society, and Phillips Charitable Organizations.
Phillips also served on the Obama Administration's Economic Recovery Board, led by Paul Volcker. Savoy Magazine and Black Enterprise Magazine selected Phillip as one of the 100 most influential blacks in business.