Meet Phil

Phil HolbertonPhil Holberton has more than four decades of experience in financial management, strategic planning, business development, operations, leadership development, and executive coaching for senior executives. In 1991, he began his entrepreneurial pursuits, first serving as the chief financial officer for several private and public companies, including Cambridge NeuroScience, BioSepra, Genome Therapeutics, Protein Forest, and then was CEO of Differential Proteomics.

Before beginning his entrepreneurial pursuits in 1991, he was CFO of General Cinema Theatres. He held financial management positions at Becton Dickinson, including responsibility for all external reporting, annual report preparation, and audit responsibilities. Mr. Holberton was the lead company representative for Becton’s $390 million exchangeable bond offering, the most significant underwriting at that time in history. This underwriting was a milestone in corporate financing. With that experience, he raised more than $100 million in debt and equity for both public and private companies.

Coaching and Advisory Services

Since 1996, he has enjoyed additional coaching and business advisory services that focus on senior-level coaching to individuals and organizations requiring business planning and leadership development. In 2012, he became affiliated with Vistage International and currently runs successful CEO, KEY Executive, and Emerging Leader Peer Advisory Boards.

From 1997 to 2017, Phil was an award-winning adjunct professor at Brandeis University (Organizational Leadership and Decision-Making; Professional Communications and IT Strategy: Organizational Strategy). Today he is a member of its Advisory Board.

Philanthropically, he served as the vice-chair of MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge’s Executive Board and was past president of the Financial Executives Institute’s Boston Chapter of 1,000 financial officers.

Holberton also served on the Board of Directors for Barbour Stockwell and was an Advisor to Bioarray Therapeutics and Maternova Inc.

Educational Background

Mr. Holberton holds an AB in liberal arts from Franklin and Marshall College.

Mr. Holberton is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership’s program for officer-level executive leadership development and Levinson Institutes’ On Leadership program. He also attained a Certificate from Harvard Business School for its program —Managing the IT Function.


Phil Holberton’s mission is simple:
To maximize you and your organization’s potential.

Potential is different for each of us—often, we do not cover off our capabilities. Through individual coaching and peer advisory boards, Phil will help you attain your peak. Phil approaches his work dealing with the whole person. It is not just about the business or the individual – they go together

So goes the individual, so goes the business. We all aspire to grow.