Cynthia A. Phillips


Cynthia A. Phillips is the Founder & CEO of Global Shift Partners and The Disruptive Factory.  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 strategic planning, marketing, branding, analytics, big data, business development and global expansion. Former Director of International Marketing & Risk Management at American Express and consults with leading technology and innovative companies as well as start-ups such as Cisco Systems, Biolargo, and Riverbed. She currently serves as the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer and SVP of Sustainability for Vessl, Inc., a disruptive consumer products, technology, and packaging company. Phillips sits on several nonprofit boards and advisory boards of start-ups including OROECO and accelerators such as Plug and Play Tech Center and the Great Plains Development Authority & Sustainability Consortium.  She is the founder of TruePurpose Brands, the Nightingale 2030 Resilience Fund, and the 22nd Century by Design Fund.  She is the creator and producer of Verti: Earth’s New Champion an animated series, feature film and transmedia campaign.  A writer/producer, Phillips is the Executive Producer of A Plastic Ocean as well as A New Resistance.   She is the writer and producer of What Would Flo Do?  A documentary play that celebrates nurses and the legacy of Florence Nightingale.  Phillips was a finalist for the Global Women in Tech 2020 Awards. Her screenplay Half Life was recognized as a Top 20% Finalist in the 2020 Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriting Competition and as a quarterfinalist the LA International Screenwriting Awards- Summer 2020.

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