Phil Cooke has more than 40 years of diverse business and industry experience and is currently Managing Partner, Telesis Partners, an affiliate network of independent consultancies that provides IT and business management advisory and project management services to companies, organizations and government in the areas of innovation, strategy development and execution, and project delivery & governance. Phil has held officer level positions in several major companies including Citi, Sprint and Nextel, most recently Vice President, Billing Strategy & Partner Services for Sprint Nextel. In addition, Phil co-founded Sunrise Systems, a maker of computer laptops and peripherals, and Consolidated Communications Systems & Services, a market leading provider of billing & operations support systems to telecom industry start-ups.
Since re-launching Telesis Partners in 2008, clients served have included CMS, OMB, Evolving Systems and SoutheastHEALTH, as well as number of technology start-ups, such as BDC Health IT, at which he is COO.
Phil received his B.S. degree from the University of Maryland-College Park and an M.B.A. from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Currently, Phil serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Honors Program at the University of Maryland.
Phil is a member of the Small Business & Entrepreneur Committee of the NVTC; Health Tech Net of Greater Washington and HIMSS-Virginia.