Philip is a Manager of Location Strategies in Evergreen Advisor’s Location Strategies practice and is focused on assisting corporate clients with optimizing their location decisions through meticulous analyses as well as their ability to realize valuable economic incentives such as cash grants, tax credits and abatements, PILOT agreements, sales and use tax abatements, workforce development grants, sales and use tax refunds, utility benefits, and additional meaningful economic incentives.
Previously, Philip started his site selection consulting career at the German American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta. He was a founding member of Navigator Consulting, a boutique site selection firm focused on inbound manufacturing FDI out of Europe. Directing the firm’s European office in Düsseldorf Germany, Philip managed over 20 investment projects in the United States that announced over $1.9 billion in CAPEX and over 4,500 jobs since 2014.
Philip manages all aspects of the site selection process and applies specialized GIS tools (Geo-Information Systems) to aid analytics in the fields of real estate search, technical site assessment, demographic and workforce analysis, industry cluster research, and supply chain and logistics optimization. He has managed the Evergreen process for clients in renewable energy, food & beverage, hospitality, and logistics industries ranging from mid-size to Fortune 100 companies. His expertise in FDI has enabled several clients to establish their first U.S. presence through judicious site analysis and incentive negotiation.
Philip holds a Master of Science in Economic Geography from RWTH Aachen University. He has graduated from school in both the United States and Germany and is fluent in both languages and culturally at home on both sides of the Atlantic.
Philip is actively engaged with advisory and speaking roles at the Transatlantic Business and Investment Council (TBIC), an organization promoting transatlantic trade and investment. He has developed a certification program geared toward U.S. communities improving their investment attraction efforts.
Philip is an avid freediver, holding a level 2 AIDA certification (PB 25 meters). Pushing boundaries yet managing risk are decisive in this sport – lessons he applies above water to his work as well.