Phill joined Pappas Capital in 2023.  Prior to joining Pappas, he was Senior Associate Director at Duke Capital Partners where he helped lead the team’s deal sourcing, screening, diligence, and execution efforts, closing $50M+ in invested capital across 50+ transactions.  Prior to Duke Capital Partners, he worked as a strategy consultant for Promontory Financial Group, focused on implementation of board governance, operations, and risk management best practices for institutional financial services firms.  Before joining Promontory, he was a Sr. Analyst at Treliant Risk Advisors, where he led large-scale reviews on credit and mortgage products for financial services clients. He began his career as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, developing requirements and test cases for the USDA’s $2B+ e-procurement system.


Washington and Lee University (BS in Business Administration and BA in Music)
The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University (MBA)