Dr. Philip R. Styrlund


As CEO of The Summit Group, Phil is a recognized thought leader on Value Creation and Relevance and has worked with some of the world’s largest companies as a coach, mentor, consultant, and advisor to top leaders across a range of industries in 45 countries.

Phil has served on the Board of Directors for the Strategic Account Management Association and he sits on the boards of a number of companies and non-profits. He is also a co-founder of The International Journal of Sales Transformation, based in London.

He has written for, or been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The National Account Management Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Inc., Fast Company, as well as in several best-selling books including Adversity Quotient and The Power of Purpose.

He is the co-author Relevance: Matter More and is a contributing author for The Crisis of Disengagement: How Apathy, Complacency, and Selfishness Are Destroying Today’s Workplace.

His career includes key leadership positions in the telecommunications industry. Phil also teaches in various university and executive education programs and has master’s degrees in Business Administration and Telecommunications Science.  He earned his Doctorate from Middlesex University in London.

Phil resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Santa Barbara, California.